Accession Number : AD0269540

Title :   NON-GEOSTROPHIC THEORY OF ATMOSPHERIC WAVES

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES

Personal Author(s) : HOLMBOE,JORGEN

Report Date : MAY 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The symmetric wave theory is applied to a twoisentropic-layer model of the atmosphere. The non-rotating two-layer model is used to examine the justification for the quasi-solenoidal approximation and the vertical quasi-symmetry approximation which is introduced in the subsequent theory. The non-geostrophic theory is discussed for symmetric waves in an atmosphere with constant rotation (zero planetary vorticity gradient). The physical interpretation of the behavior of the waves is emphasized. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ATMOSPHERE MODELS, *CYCLONES, *DYNAMICS, *HARMONIC ANALYSIS, ATMOSPHERES, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, WAVE PROPAGATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE