Meridional transport of mean zonal kinetic energy from five years of hemispheric data
Sims, Joseph E.
- Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
(issn: 1600-0870, eissn: 0280-6495)
The mean zonal kinetic energy transports across arbitrary latitude walls in the northern hemisphere are evaluated from five years of data. It is found that the stress-work processes at the boundaries are much more significant than the actual advection of zonal kinetic energy. The stress component associated with the earth's rotation accounts for a net northward transport of zonal kinetic energy across the equator.DOI: 10.1111/j.2153-3490.1970.tb00534.x