A ug 2 00 2 Stability of Rossby waves in the β-plane approximation

@inproceedings{Lee2002AU2,
  title={A ug 2 00 2 Stability of Rossby waves in the β-plane approximation},
  author={Youngsuk Lee and L. M. Smith},
  year={2002}
}
Floquet theory is used to describe the unstable spectrum at large scales of the βplane equation linearized about Rossby waves. Base flows consisting of one to three Rossby wave are considered analytically using continued fractions and the method of multiple scales, while base flow with more than three Rossby waves are studied numerically. It is demonstrated… CONTINUE READING