Accession Number : AD0764090

Title :   Stability of a Tropical Model Including Shear, Surface Friction and CISK Heating.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Robertson,Terry G.

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : The structure of barotropically unstable disturbances in the tropics is studied with a two-level quasi-geostrophic model. An Ekman layer is attached to the lower boundary. The equations are linearized and the most unstable mode is found numerically by use of the initial value technique. CISK heating, horizontal friction and shear are introduced to give more realistic solutions. Computations are made for two shear zone wind profiles. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, TROPICAL REGIONS), WIND, BOUNDARY LAYER, VORTICES, HEATING, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, CURVE FITTING, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, THESES, TROPOSPHERE

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE