Symmetric and asymmetric inertial instability of zonal jets on the $f$ -plane with complete Coriolis force

@article{Tort2016SymmetricAA,
  title={Symmetric and asymmetric inertial instability of zonal jets on the \$f\$ -plane with complete Coriolis force},
  author={Marine Tort and Bruno Ribstein and Vladimir Zeitlin},
  journal={Journal of Fluid Mechanics},
  year={2016},
  volume={788},
  pages={274 - 302}
}
Symmetric and asymmetric inertial instability of the westerly mid-latitude barotropic Bickley jet is analysed without the traditional approximation which neglects the vertical component of the Coriolis force, as well as the contribution of the vertical velocity to the latter. A detailed linear stability analysis of the jet at large Rossby numbers on the non-traditional $f$ -plane is performed for long waves in both the two-layer rotating shallow-water and continuously stratified Boussinesq… Expand
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