Baroclinic instability of zonal flows and planetary waves in multi-level models on a sphere.

J. S. Frederiksen

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A study is made of the changes in growth rates and phase speeds of growing baroclinic waves, disturbance streamfunctions, eddy momentum and heat fluxes induced by superimposing long planetary waves on purely zonal flow basic states in a five-level spherical quasi-geostrophic model.- from Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2320-2335
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

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