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Inertia-Gravity Waves Emitted from Balanced Flow: Observations, Properties, and Consequences

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This paper describes laboratory observations of inertia-gravity waves emitted from balanced fluid flow. In a rotating two-layer annulus experiment, the wavelength of the inertia-gravity waves is very close to the deformation radius. Their amplitude varies linearly with Rossby number in the range 0.05-0.14, at constant Burger number (or rotational Froude number). This linear scaling challenges the notion, suggested by several dynamical theories, that inertia-gravity waves generated by balanced...

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Publisher copy:
10.1175/2008JAS2480.1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atmos Ocean and Planet Physics
Journal:
JOURNAL OF THE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
Volume:
65
Issue:
11
Pages:
3543-3556
Publication date:
2008-11-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1520-0469
ISSN:
0022-4928
URN:
uuid:61e5a9d4-b309-4993-b3a8-7e8686774cb1
Source identifiers:
12241
Local pid:
pubs:12241
Language:
English

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