The Importance of the Nontraditional Coriolis Terms in Large-Scale Motions in the Tropics Forced by Prescribed Cumulus Heating

  title={The Importance of the Nontraditional Coriolis Terms in Large-Scale Motions in the Tropics Forced by Prescribed Cumulus Heating},
  author={Michiya Hayashi and Hisanori Itoh},
  journal={Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences},
AbstractIn meteorological dynamics, the shallow-atmosphere approximation is generally used in the momentum equation, together with the “traditional approximation.” In the traditional approximation, two cosine Coriolis terms [hereafter called nontraditional Coriolis terms (NCTs)] and some metric terms are omitted. However, some studies have suggested that the omission of the NCTs may not be appropriate for conditions near the equator. Therefore, this paper investigates the effect of the NCTs on… Expand
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