Thermally Forced Surface Winds on an Equatorial Beta Plane *

  title={Thermally Forced Surface Winds on an Equatorial Beta Plane *},
  author={Wu Zhaohua and E. S. Sarachik and David S Battisti},
The vertical structure of the low-level atmospheric response to an elevated large-scale, low-frequency heat source in the Tropics is explored using linear tidal theory on an equatorial beta plane. Through the calculation of the projection of a large-scale, low-frequency thermal source onto the meridional eigenfunctions, the contributions from a set of discrete meridional eigenfunctions with positive equivalent depths, and a continuous spectrum of meridional eigenfunctions with negative… CONTINUE READING


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