Planetary Waves Over the Rotating Earth.
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WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON MATHEMATICS RESEARCH CENTER
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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
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography