THE KELVIN-HELMHOLTZ INSTABILITY IN A NONGEOSTROPHIC BAROCLINIC UNSTABLE FLOW

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Abstract

In an influential paper [1], P.H. Stone has included non-geostrophic effects in an asymptotic study of Eady's model of baroclinic flow. A careful analysis of his paper leads to the revision of one of his conclusions: the case of a large longitudinal wave number does not exhibit non-zero growth rates. Therefore, the symmetric instability hag the largest growth rates for the Richardson number in the whole interval 0 < Ri < 0.95.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-154
Number of pages6
JournalMathematical and computer modelling
Volume17
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1993

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