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Comment on “Terrain-Following Coordinates and the Hydrostatic Approximation”

Raymond K. W. WongDivision of Meteorology, Department of Geography, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2H4

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Keith D. HageDivision of Meteorology, Department of Geography, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2H4

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Abstract

By examining chain rule transformation and tensor transformation results, it is shown that the small slope assumption mentioned in Pielke and Martin (1981) is not required for the validity of the hydrostatic equation in terrain-following coordinates.

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By examining chain rule transformation and tensor transformation results, it is shown that the small slope assumption mentioned in Pielke and Martin (1981) is not required for the validity of the hydrostatic equation in terrain-following coordinates.

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