Trapped rossby waves

  • K P Muller
  • Published 2000 in
    Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas…


The possibility of tidal dynamics at strictly imaginary Lamb parameters has been known for more than three decades. The present paper explores the prevailing physics in this parameter regime. To this end, basic features of the global circulation such as baroclinicity and geostrophy have to be incorporated into tidal dynamics. The tidal equations of the… (More)