We propose that traveling internal gravity waves, like the lee waves referred to by Lilly, can have a significant effect in the vertical transfer of kinetic energy and momentum from the westerly flow. A program to study the effect is described here.

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Footnotes

1 Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory of Columbia University Contribution Number 1955.

2 University Institute of Oceanography, City University of New York Contribution Number 20.