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On the Simplest Example of the Barotropic Instability of Rossby Wave Motion

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  • 1 U. K. Universities Atmospheric Modeling Group, Dept. of Geophysics, University of Reading
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Abstract

The simplest example of possibly unstable Rossby wave motion is reexamined. The necessary and sufficient condition for instability is shown to be that the tendency of the, β effect to produce different phase speeds for different wavelengths may be balanced by the interaction effect.

Abstract

The simplest example of possibly unstable Rossby wave motion is reexamined. The necessary and sufficient condition for instability is shown to be that the tendency of the, β effect to produce different phase speeds for different wavelengths may be balanced by the interaction effect.

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