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Basic Concepts Involved in Tropical Cyclone Boundary Layer Shocks

  title={Basic Concepts Involved in Tropical Cyclone Boundary Layer Shocks},
  author={Wayne H. Schubert and Christopher J. Slocum and Richard K. Taft},
  journal={arXiv: Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics},
This paper discusses some basic concepts that arise in the study of the tropical cyclone frictional boundary layer. Part I discusses the concepts of asymptotic triangular waves and asymptotic N-waves in the context of the nonlinear advection equation and Burgers' equation. Connections are made between triangular waves and single eyewalls, and between N-waves and double eyewalls. In Part II, analytical solutions of a line-symmetric, $f$-plane, slab model of the atmospheric boundary layer are… 
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