Multi-scale waves in sound-proof global simulations with EULAG Prusa, Joseph Gutowski, William Gutowski, William
dc.contributor.department Geological and Atmospheric Sciences 2018-02-18T00:35:01.000 2020-06-30T04:03:14Z 2020-06-30T04:03:14Z Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2012 2011-12-01
dc.description.abstract <p>EULAG is a computational model for simulating flows across a wide range of scales and physical scenarios. A standard option employs an anelastic approximation to capture nonhydrostatic effects and simultaneously filter sound waves from the solution. In this study, we examine a localized gravity wave packet generated by instabilities in Held-Suarez climates. Although still simplified versus the Earth’s atmosphere, a rich set of planetary wave instabilities and ensuing radiated gravity waves can arise. Wave packets are observed that have lifetimes ≤ 2 days, are negligibly impacted by Coriolis force, and do not show the rotational effects of differential jet advection typical of inertia-gravity waves. Linear modal analysis shows that wavelength, period, and phase speed fit the dispersion equation to within a mean difference of ∼ 4%, suggesting an excellent fit. However, the group velocities match poorly even though a propagation of uncertainty analysis indicates that they should be predicted as well as the phase velocities. Theoretical arguments suggest the discrepancy is due to nonlinearity — a strong southerly flow leads to a critical surface forming to the southwest of the wave packet that prevents the expected propagation.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This article is from Acta Geophysica. Volume 59, Issue 6, Pages 1135–1157, ISSN (Online) 1895-7455, ISSN (Print) 1895-6572, DOI: <a href="">10.2478/s11600-011-0050-0</a>, October 2011 </p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Climate
dc.subject.keywords anelastic; gravity waves; baroclinic instability
dc.title Multi-scale waves in sound-proof global simulations with EULAG
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