Quasi-geostrophic frontogenesis over topography.

P. R. Bannon

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The problem of quasi-geostrophic frontogenesis due to a horizontal deformation field is re-examined. Exact analytic solutions of all flow fields for all times are found for the case of a vertically semi-infinite, uniformly stratified, Boussinesq atmosphere. The imposed horizontal deformation field is assumed independent of height but may translate horizontally relative to the initial potential temperature distribution and to the variable bottom topography. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2266-2277
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1983

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atmospheric Science


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