Baroclinic instability with variable gravity: a perturbation analysis
Albert C. Giere, William W. Fowlis, Salvador Arias, United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Office, George C. Marshall Space Flight Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Office, 1980 - Science - 25 pages
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analogous to gravity averaged values baroclinic instability baroclinic stability problem body force variation boundary conditions Brunt-Vaisala frequency characteristic value coth critical value cylindrical annulus dielectric body force dielectric constant Eady's results Earth's atmosphere eigenvalue equations 18 Figure 5 shows first-order correction formulated Fowlis function of height Fuz)z g/gQ geophysical fluid flow Giere GRAVITY A PERTURBATION horizontal temperature gradients hyperbolic functions INSTABILITY WITH VARIABLE Marshall Space Flight maximum growth rate mean flow model experiments model for Spacelab neutral waves nondimensional normalized growth rate obtain PERFORMING ORGANIZATION PERTURBATION ANALYSIS perturbation method phase speed plotted potential vorticity qualitatively similar radial dielectric body relevant respectively rotational Froude number Salvador Arias Section SECURITY CLASSIF similar to Eady's solve Space Flight Center Space Sciences Laboratory Spacelab experiment spherical geometry spherical model static stability synoptic-scale unstable wave uz(z variable dielectric body VARIABLE GRAVITY wave number wavenumber Yozz zero and first-order zonal flow