Instability of Internal Waves in Stratified Jet Streams.
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JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB
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The conditions for the existence of unstable or internal waves in a stratified, non-viscous jet stream and the dependence of the wave parameters growth indices included on the temperature-wind stratification are studied. The form of the stability boundary is found as a function of wavelength and Richardson number. It is considered that the unstable waves in this scale range can serve as a source of energy for turbulent motions. The results are in agreement with experiment. Modified author abstract
- Atmospheric Physics