Accession Number:

ADA009246

Title:

Formation of Discontinuities in a Stratified, Rotating Atmosphere.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jul 73-Jun 74,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The formation of discontinuities within internal gravity waves in a rotating Boussinesq atmosphere is investigated with a numerical model. The motion is bounded between two rigid horizontal boundaries, and heating and friction are neglected. Special sinusoidal initial conditions are used. The equations are integrated for a range of values of the initial Rossby Ro and Froude F numbers. Discontinuities are found when the following conditions are satisfied F or 0.2, Ro or 0.2. These results are substantially different from those obtained with a one-layer fluid with a free upper surface.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE