A THEORETICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE STRUCTURE OF EASTERLY WAVES.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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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