Nonlinear instability and error growth in Northern Hemisphere three-dimensional flows: cyclogenesis, onset-of- blocking and mature anomalies.

J. S. Frederiksen, Besant K Puri

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The nonlinear interactions of an initial small amplitude instability mode with a three-dimensional climatological flow (for Northern Hemisphere, January 1978), on which it is growing, are studied in a multilevel nonlinear primitive equation model incorporating spherical geometry. Numerical experiments in which there is either constant or no forcing are considered. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1374-1397
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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