Accession Number:

AD0787733

Title:

Planetary Waves Over the Rotating Earth.

Descriptive Note:

Technical summary rept.,

Corporate Author:

WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON MATHEMATICS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

An asymptotic method is developed for the study of planetary waves in the atmosphere or ocean of variable depth over the rotating earth. An asymptotic solution involving a phase function and an amplitude function is constructed. The phase function satisfies the Hamilton-Jacobi equation and the amplitude function is determined by a conservation relation along each of a family of rays over a unit sphere. Application of the method to wave resonance in a liquid layer on a rotating spherical earth is considered. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE