Modulations in the leading edges of midlatitude storm tracks

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Abstract

Downstream development is a term encompassing a variety of effects relating to the propagation of storm systems at midlatitude. We investigate a mechanism behind downstream development and study how wave propagation is affected by varying several physical parameters. We then develop a multiple scales modulation theory based on processes in the leading edge of propagating fronts to examine the effect of nonlinearity and weak variation in the background flow. Detailed comparisons are made with numerical experiments for a simple model system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)746-776
Number of pages31
JournalSIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics
Volume62
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

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Keywords

  • Asymptotics
  • Atmospheric science

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  • Applied Mathematics

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Modulations in the leading edges of midlatitude storm tracks. / Goodman, R. H.; Majda, A. J.; McLaughlin, D. W.

In: SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, Vol. 62, No. 3, 2002, p. 746-776.

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