Accession Number : AD0256011

Title :   EXTENSION OF A THEORY OF LONG WAVES ON A BAROCLINIC WESTERLY CURRENT

Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE

Personal Author(s) : LONG,WILLIAM H.

Report Date : 01 JUN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : An extension of a simplified, quasi-geostrophic, baroclinic theory of long waves set forth by Hess is presented. The ramifications of the stability aspects of the model and the results of adding a form of y-dependence to the system are examined. Finally, a steady state, adiabatic energy equation is added to the model as a diagnostic tool for specifying vertical profiles of the basic westerly current U (p) as a function of the parameters of the problems and as a function of particular vertical temperature profiles. Profiles U (p) for the model proposed by Hess are obtained and investigated as to their physical realism. The analogous profiles for the y-dependent case are not explicitly set forth due to mathematical difficulties. However, their general form is discussed in the light of the prior results of the investigation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ATMOSPHERES, *METEOROLOGY, *PERTURBATION THEORY, *WIND, ATMOSPHERE MODELS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, MOTION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE