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Green’s functions for Rossby waves

  • R. C. Kloosterziel (a1) and L. R. M. Maas (a2) (a3)
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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