2878 JOURNAL OF THE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES VOLUME 59 Reply

Abstract

Lighthill’s most important idea is in our opinion the following, when expressed in a form appropriate to geophysical fluid dynamics. The idea is that the spontaneous-adjustment1 emission of inertia–gravity waves by unsteady vortical motion is sufficiently weak, in parameter regimes of interest, that the emission may be neglected when solving for the… (More)

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