The roles of baroclinic and barotropic instability during cyclogenesis and atmospheric blocking

J. S. Frederiksen, C. S. Frederiksen

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The application of three dimensional instability theory to climatological and instantaneous atmospheric flows is discussed. New results on the roles of baroclinic (vertical shear) and barotropic (horizontal shear) instability in the formation of severe storms and atmospheric blocks are presented for particular synoptic situations in both the Southern and Northern hemispheres.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherCCE Conf Management, Faculty of Arts, Univ. of Auckland
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0868690902, 9780868690902
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 1986

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