Propagation of planetary waves between the troposphere and stratosphere

@inproceedings{Chen1992PropagationOP,
  title={Propagation of planetary waves between the troposphere and stratosphere},
  author={Ping Hung Chen and Walter A. Robinson},
  year={1992}
}
Abstract The propagation of planetary waves between the troposphere and stratosphere is investigated using a linear, time-dependent, primitive equation model. It is found that the tropopause acts like a valve for the propagation of planetary waves. The key parameters controlling the valve are the vertical gradient of buoyancy frequency and the vertical shear of the zonal winds at the tropopause. For a given wind profile smaller gradient of buoyancy frequency enhances the propagation of… CONTINUE READING

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