Vortex Rossby waves on smooth circular vortices Part I . Theory

A complete theory of the linear initial-value problem for Rossby waves on a class of smooth circular vortices in bothf-plane and polar-region geometries is presented in the limit of small and large Rossby deformation radius. Although restricted to the interior region of barotropically stable circular vortices possessing a single extrema in tangential wind… CONTINUE READING