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Green’s functions for Rossby waves

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 October 2017

R. C. Kloosterziel*
Affiliation:
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
L. R. M. Maas
Affiliation:
Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, Utrecht University, Princetonplein 5, 3584CC Utrecht, The Netherlands Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, P.O. Box 59, 1790AB Texel, The Netherlands
*
Email address for correspondence: rudolf@soest.hawaii.edu

Abstract

Compact solutions are presented for planetary, non-divergent, barotropic Rossby waves generated by (i) an impulsive point source and (ii) a sustained point source of curl of wind stress. Previously, only cumbersome integral expressions were known, rendering them practically useless. Our simple expressions allow for immediate numerical visualization/animation and further mathematical analysis.

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