Advertisement

Waves in the Atmosphere

  • Guido Visconti
Chapter

Abstract

In the previous chapters we have already found wavelike dynamical manifestation in the atmosphere such as Rossby waves. These waves are a consequence of the conservation of absolute vorticity in the sense we have considered the effect of Earth rotation but not the presence of gravity.

Keywords

Phase Velocity Group Velocity Gravity Wave Zonal Wind Rossby Wave 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Andrews, D. G. Holton J. R., Leovy C.B., 1987, Middle atmosphere dynamics, Academic PressGoogle Scholar
  2. Bretherton, F.P., 1966, The propagation of groups of internal gravity waves in a shear flow, Q. J. R. Meteorol.Soc.,92,466CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Fritts, D.C., 1984, Gravity waves saturation in the middle atmosphere: a review of theory and observations, Rev.Geophys.Space Physics, 22, 275CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Gill, A.E., 1982, Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics, Academic PressGoogle Scholar
  5. Holton, J.R., 1975, The dynamic meteorology of the stratosphere and mesosphere, Meteorol. Monogr. No.37, American Meteorologicaln SocietyGoogle Scholar
  6. Holton, J.R., 1992, An introduction to dynamic meteorology, Academic Press.Google Scholar
  7. Houghton, J.T., 1977, The physics of the atmospheres, Cambridge University PressGoogle Scholar
  8. Lindzen, R.S., 1981, Turbulence and stress owing to gravity wave and tidal break down, J.Geophys.Res., 86, 9707CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Lindzen, R.S., 1990, Dynamics in atmospheric physics, Cambridge University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Pedlosky, J 1987, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, SpringerCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Guido Visconti
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of AquilaCoppito, L’ AquilaItaly

Personalised recommendations