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Robert J. Kurzeja

JOURNAL OF THE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES VO~.~JME402036The Transport of Trace Chemicals by Planetary Waves in the Stratosphere. Part 2: Transport of O~ and N:O by Transient Waves ROBERT J. KURZEIAJoint Institute for Advancement of Flight Sciences, The George Washington University NASA.Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA 23665 (Manuscript received 26 August 1982, in final form 19 April 1983) The Iransport of ozone

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Cory Baggett, Sukyoung Lee, and Steven Feldstein

; Kump and Pollard 2008 ; Walsh et al. 2008 ). Apart from the above processes, an additional atmospheric pathway that can produce Arctic amplification has been proposed recently. The tropically excited Arctic warming (TEAM) mechanism hypothesizes that localized tropical convection near the Maritime Continent can amplify planetary-scale wave (PSW) activity, which leads to enhanced poleward sensible and latent heat transports into the Arctic. As a result of these transports, downward infrared

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B. Wang, A. Barcilon, and L. N. Howard

15SEPTEMBER 1985 B. WANG, A. BARCILON AND L. N. HOWARD 1893Linear Dynamics of Transient Planetary Waves in the Presence of Damping* B. WANGGeophysics Fluid Dynamics Program, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540 A. BARCILONGeophysical Fluid Dynamics Institute and Department of Meteorology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 L. N

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W. T. M. Verkley

15 F-B~u~ot- 1994 V E R K L E Y 509Tropopause Dynamics and Planetary Waves W. T. M. VERI~e-Imperial College, London, United Kingdom(Manuscript received 26 March 1993, in final form 30 July 1993)ABSTRACT A simple model of the large-scale atmospheric circulation is studied. The model is based on the observationthat the potential vorticity changes rapidly at the tropopause. This observation

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Samuel F. Potter, Thomas Spengler, and Isaac M. Held

planetary waves. The WKB approximation allows us to speak of a local dispersion relation and, in particular, a stationary Rossby wavenumber, concepts that are used continually in discussion of stationary wave trains in models and observations. In the WKB approximation, a Rossby wave is deformed or refracted as it passes through the inhomogeneous mean flow, but reflections are assumed small. Given the central role played by the WKB approximation, we believe that it is useful to quantify the amount of

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Donal O'Sullivan and Murry L. Salby

650 JOURNAL OF THE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES VOL. 47, No. 5Coupling of the Quasi-biennial Oscillation and the Extratropical Circulation in the Stratosphere through Planetary Wave Transport DONAL O'SULLIVANCenter for Atmo~I~heric Theory and Analysis, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado MURRY L. SALBY*Department of Astrophysical, Planetary, and Atmospheric Sciences

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Yohai Kaspi and Tapio Schneider

EKE increase in the storm track but also to EKE depression downstream. The region of depressed EKE persists not only immediately downstream of the storm track but also over the full latitude circle ( Fig. 2c ). The downstream self-destruction of storm tracks occurs even as the planetary rotation rate is varied. As the rotation rate is increased, some important dynamical length scales such as the energy-containing transient eddy scale (e.g., Schneider and Walker 2006 ) and the stationary wave

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J. R. Holton and W. M. Wehrbein

1968 JOURNAL OF THE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES VOLUME37The Role of Forced Planetary Waves in the Annual Cycle of the Zonal Mean Circulation of the Middle Atmosphere~ J. R. HOLTON AND W. M. WEtn~-1~Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle 98195(Manuscript received 20 February 1980,in final form 21 May 1980) ABSTRACT The annual cycle of

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Charles McLandress

weaker diurnal tide amplitudes in the MLT region. Interactions between the diurnal tide and planetary waves is the second of the two mechanisms proposed to explain the observed semiannual variation of the tide. Studies supporting this mechanism have involved the use of general circulation models. Norton and Thuburn (1999) suggest that interactions with the quasi-2-day wave, which is strongest at solstice, are responsible for the weak tidal amplitudes found at these times. McLandress (1997

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Rolando R. Garcia and Dennis L. Hartmann

2248JOURNAL OF THE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCESVOLUME 37The Role of Planetary Waves in the Maintenance of the Zonally Averaged Ozone Distribution of the Upper Stratosphere'ROLANDO R. GARCIANational Center for Atmospheric Research,* Boulder, CO 80307 DENNIS L. HARTMANNDepartment of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 (Manuscript received 19 March 1980, in final form 10 June 1980)ABSTRACTWe use a quasi-geostrophic 8-plane channel model with parameterized

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