Accession Number:

AD0761373

Title:

Instability of Internal Waves in Stratified Jet Streams.

Descriptive Note:

APL Library bulletin translation series,

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-02-05

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE