Rotating stratified flow over a mountain ridge as an initial value problem

P. R. Bannon

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Abstract

Solutions for steady inviscid quasi- and semi-geostrophic flow over a mountain ridge on the f-plane are degenerate in the sense that an arbitrary constant mountain-parallel flow can be added to the solution. It is shown that consideration of the problem as an initial value one removes this degeneracy. The quasi-geostrophic results presented here for a semi-infinite atmosphere vary for different initial conditions according to whether the flow is Boussinesq, anelastic, or deep. We enumerate conditions for which a mountain drag and an upstream influence exists. -Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)681-687
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Volume48
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atmospheric Science

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