Accession Number : AD0691205

Title :   A THEORETICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE STRUCTURE OF EASTERLY WAVES.

Descriptive Note : Masters thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Newman,Robert L.

Report Date : APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : A simple two-level numerical model using the quasi-geostrophic forecast equations is developed. Equations are linearized and friction is introduced in the surface layer. Solutions are obtained numerically by using the initial value approach. For each wind profile the growth rate is determined as a function of the wave number. Some observed features of easterly waves are reproduced in the numerical solutions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WEATHER FORECASTING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS), WIND, VORTICES, ATMOSPHERE MODELS, STABILITY, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, FRICTION, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION, THESES

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE