Frontogenesis in a moist semigeostrophic model.

M. Mak, P. R. Bannon

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Abstract

Analytic solutions are obtained for a prototype semigeostrophic frontal model in which cumulus heating is parameterized by applying the conventional wave-CISK scheme and the scheme of Mak in the geostrophic coordinate. Such heating schemes give rise to a vertically tilted heating distribution as suggested by observational evidence of clouds in frontal zones. The wave-CISK scheme produces a larger influence than the Mak scheme and preferentially excites smaller-scale components of the solution. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3485-3500
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Volume41
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atmospheric Science

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