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Of Hawaii Press, Honolulu. Wakimoto, R. M. (1987). The Catalina eddy and its effect on pollution over Southern California. Mon. Weather Rev. 115, 837-855. Wilczak, J . , and Glendening, J. W. (1988). Observations and mixed-layer modeling of a terrain induced mesoscale gyre: the Denver Cyclone. Mon. Weather Rev. 116, 26882711. Yih, C. S. (1965). ” Macmillan, New York. This Page Intentionally Left Blank ADVANCES IN GEOPHYSICS, VOL. 31 THE FORCING AND MAINTENANCE OF GLOBAL MONSOONAL CIRCULATIONS: AN ISENTROPIC ANALYSIS DONALD R.
The hill height needed for stagnation at the lower boundary is changed very little by shear, if the low level wind speed is still used to nondimensionalize the hill height. Aloft however, the increasing ambient wind speed reduces the possibility of stagnation and wave breaking. 0retains its identity, but stagnation there requires higher and higher mountains. A Richardson number less than about 20 insures that stagnation occurs on the lower boundary before it begins aloft, even for a nearly infinite ridge ( r + m).
Recent reports indicate that stationary orographic eddies may enhance or prevent air-pollution episodes in Los Angeles, Denver, and Melbourne (see Table IV). 5. Mountain Wave Drag and the Upper Atmosphere There has been speculation over the last 10 years that mountain waves can act as a brake on the stratospheric and mesopheric winds through the vertical transport of wave momentum flux. , McFarlane, 1987) use a parametrization based on the linear theory of this phenomena, but this is currently more of a tuning procedure than a verifiable correction.
Advances in Geophysics, Vol. 31 by Barry Saltzman (ed.)