Aspects of a rotating shear flow over a mountain ridge

P. R. Bannon

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


The effect of a vertical incident wind shear on rotating airflow over a mountain ridge is discussed physically from a variety of perspectives. The apparent paradox that the shear reduces both the vertical displacement of fluid parcels aloft and the mountain anticyclone is resolved. The importance of meridional displacements in representing the static stability field is also demonstrated. -Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-216
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atmospheric Science


Dive into the research topics of 'Aspects of a rotating shear flow over a mountain ridge'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this