A model of Rocky Mountain lee cyclogenesis

Peter R. Bannon

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Abstract

A quasi-geostrophic model of cyclogenesis in the lee of the Rocky Mountains treats the cyclogenesis as a forecasting problem and uses an initial value approach. The model consists of the interaction of a growing baroclininc wave with an infinitely long mountain ridge. This transient interaction simulates many of the observed features of the phenomena, including the formation of a lee trough concurrent with the poleward displacement of the incident low on the upstream side of the mountain and the development of a lee cyclone equatorward of the unperturbed storm track. Despite this development, the low is weakened by its interaction with the orography. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1510-1522
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Volume49
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

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Bannon, Peter R. / A model of Rocky Mountain lee cyclogenesis. In: Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 1992 ; Vol. 49, No. 16. pp. 1510-1522.
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A model of Rocky Mountain lee cyclogenesis. / Bannon, Peter R.

In: Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Vol. 49, No. 16, 01.01.1992, p. 1510-1522.

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