Accession Number:

ADA350110

Title:

Impact of Vertical Structure on Perturbation Growth

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB MONTEREY CA

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

For large dynamical systems, the evolution of a small initial perturbation is often examined in terms of its fastest growing component, which is the subspace defined by its projection onto the leading singular vectors. The evolution of the entire perturbation will, however, be a function of both the full growing and decaying subspaces. To explore the relationship between these subspaces, the fastest growing and fastest decaying singular vectors for a relatively small quasi-geostrophic model are examined and compared.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE