Surface Quasigeostrophic Solutions and Baroclinic Modes with Exponential Stratification

@inproceedings{LACASCE2014SurfaceQS,
  title={Surface Quasigeostrophic Solutions and Baroclinic Modes with Exponential Stratification},
  author={J. H. LACASCE},
  year={2014}
}
  • J. H. LACASCE
  • Published 2014
The author derives baroclinic modes and surface quasigeostrophic (SQG) solutions with exponential stratification and compares the results to those obtained with constant stratification. The SQG solutions with exponential stratification decay more rapidly in the vertical and have weaker near-surface velocities. This then compounds the previously noted problem that SQG underpredicts the velocities associated with a given surface density anomaly. The author also examines how the SQG solutions… CONTINUE READING