Friction in Mid-latitude Cyclones. Ian Boutle Bob Plant, Stephen Belcher, Bob Beare, Andy Brown. Motivation. Many studies have shown the significance of friction in formation and dissipation of cyclones Up to 50% reduced growth rate
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Bob Plant, Stephen Belcher, Bob Beare, Andy Brown
Idealised, dry setup – only dynamics and boundary layer scheme operating
Depth averaged PV generation in boundary layer:
Depends on alignment of surface and thermal winds
PV accumulates above
~EkmanBoundary Layer Stability