Accession Number : ADP002654

Title :   Eddy - Mean Flow Interaction Diagnostics,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Holton,J. R.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Recent development in the diagnosis of mean flow forcing by quasi-geostrophic eddies are reviewed. The so-called Eliassen-Palm flux, which has been used to diagnose the forcing of the zonal mean wind by stationary waves, has recently been extended to three-dimensional eddy-mean flow interactions by Hoskins. This work may provide a framework for understanding the driving of mean flows by transient eddies in the atmosphere and the oceans.

Descriptors :   *Ocean currents, Oceans, Eddies(Fluid mechanics), Interactions, Water flow, Mean, Mathematical analysis, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE