We develop a point-vortex equilibrium statistical model for baroclinic quasigeostrophic vortices within the context of a two-layer quasigeostrophic fluid that evolves in all of space. Angularâ€¦ (More)

The most-probable states of an equilibrium statistical theory, which consist of monopole vortices, dipole vortex streets, and zonal shear flows for various parameter regimes, are shown to beâ€¦ (More)

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1999

A "most probable state" equilibrium statistical theory for random distributions of hetons in a closed basin is developed here in the context of two-layer quasigeostrophic models for the spreadingâ€¦ (More)