On the Maintenance of the Large-Scale Quasi-Permanent Disturbances in the Atmosphere

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Saltzman, Barry (2011)

It is proposed that large-scale quasi-permanent flow systems are maintained against dissipative effects by a transfer of kinetic energy from smaller, cyclone-scale, disturbances which have baroclinic energy sources, the processes involved being non-linear and barotropic. To illustrate how such processes can operate, an example is given based on an idealized flow consisting of a limited number of double-Fourier components.DOI: 10.1111/j.2153-3490.1959.tb00052.x
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