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Generation of inertia-gravity waves in a baroclinically unstable fluid

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A novel technique is used to visualize and measure the baroclinically unstable flow in a two-layer, rotating annulus experiment with very high resolution in space and time. It is found that small-scale, high-frequency waves are generated in certain preferred locations within the flow by a baroclinic wave undergoing amplitude vacillation. These fast waves are investigated in terms of their dispersion relation, and are shown to be consistent with inertia-gravity waves, generated in association ...

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10.1256/smsqj.57011

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atmos Ocean and Planet Physics
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Journal:
QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY
Volume:
126
Issue:
570
Pages:
3233-3254
Publication date:
2000-10-05
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ISSN:
0035-9009
URN:
uuid:3f6b8c3b-10a8-483d-816a-da9cb3aff68d
Source identifiers:
6757
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pubs:6757

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