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A Numerical and Analytical Study of Wave Reflection and Transmission across the Tropopause

Abstract A numerical study of wave-induced momentum transport across the tropopause in the presence of a stably stratified thin inversion layer is presented and discussed. This layer consists of a sharp increase in static stability within the tropopause. The wave propagation is modeled by numerically solving the Taylor-Goldstein equation, which governs the dynamics of internal waves in stably stratified shear flows. The waves are forced by a flow over a bell shaped mountain placed at the lower boundary of the domain. A perfectly radiating condition based on the group velocity of mountain waves is imposed at the top to avoid artificial wave reflection. A validation for the numerical method through comparisons with the corresponding analytical solutio... (more)
Created Date 2017-05
Contributor Cole, Alexandra Shea (Author) / Moustaoui, Mohamed (Thesis Director) / Kostelich, Eric (Committee Member) / Mahalov, Alex (Committee Member) / School of International Letters and Cultures / School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning / School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences / Barrett, The Honors College
Subject Mathematics / Computation / Meteorology
Series Academic Year 2016-2017
Type Text
Extent 36 pages
Language English
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Collaborating Institutions Barrett, the Honors College
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