The Effect of Meridional and Vertical Shear on the Interaction of Equatorial Baroclinic and Barotropic Rossby Waves

@inproceedings{Biello2004TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Meridional and Vertical Shear on the Interaction of Equatorial Baroclinic and Barotropic Rossby Waves},
  author={Joseph A. Biello and Andrew J. Majda},
  year={2004}
}
Simplified asymptotic equations describing the resonant nonlinear interaction of equatorial Rossby waves with barotropic Rossby waves with significant midlatitude projection in the presence of arbitrary vertically and meridionally sheared zonal mean winds are developed. The three mode equations presented here are an extension of the two mode equations derived by Majda and Biello [1] and arise in the physically relevant regime produced by seasonal heating when the vertical (baroclinic) mean… CONTINUE READING