Accession Number:

AD0256011

Title:

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

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FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE

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Report Date:

1961-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

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

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE