The effect of wind shear and curvature on the gravity wave drag produced by a ridge

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Teixeira, M. A. C.; Miranda, P. M. A.;
  • Publisher: American Meteorological Society
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1175/JAS3282.1
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    arxiv: Physics::Fluid Dynamics

The analytical model proposed by Teixeira, Miranda, and Valente is modified to calculate the gravity wave drag exerted by a stratified flow over a 2D mountain ridge. The drag is found to be more strongly affected by the vertical variation of the background velocity than... View more
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