Wave-vortex interactions in the atmosphere, and climate prediction

Onno Bokhove

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    Can we construct an accurate atmospheric climate model with a balanced model representing its fluid mechanics, and with dissipative as well as non-dissipative parameterization schemes for the gravity-wave activity? To address this question, we focus our attention on a 1 1/2-layer atmospheric model with an isentropic troposphere and isothermal stratosphere. We investigate parcel dynamics in a hybrid Eulerian-Lagrangian formulation, potential vorticity conservation, static stability, linear modes and the concept of balanced flow; and briefly discuss wave-vortex interactions and recent advances in numerical solution techniques.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMechanics of the 21st Century
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 21st International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
    EditorsWitold Gutkowski, Tomasz A. Kowalewski
    Place of PublicationDordrecht
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4020-3559-3
    ISBN (Print)1-4020-3456-3
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2005
    EventXXI International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, ICTAM 2004 - Warsaw, Poland
    Duration: 15 Aug 200421 Aug 2004
    Conference number: 21


    ConferenceXXI International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, ICTAM 2004
    Abbreviated titleICTAM


    • Analysis
    • Fluid dynamics
    • Layers
    • Mechanics
    • Simulation
    • Statistics
    • Turbulence

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