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An Analytical Study of Filtered Tropical Flows Using an Improvement of the Longwave Model. Alex O. Gonzalez. Acknowledgements Wayne Schubert, Matt Masarik, Levi Silvers, Jonathan Vigh, CMMAP, and SOARS Program. Overview.

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An Analytical Study of Filtered Tropical Flows Using an Improvement of the Longwave Model

Alex O. Gonzalez

Acknowledgements

Wayne Schubert, Matt Masarik, Levi Silvers, Jonathan Vigh, CMMAP, and SOARS Program


Overview
Overview Improvement of the Longwave Model

-Use equatorial wave theory (on beta-plane) to gain insight on atmospheric phenomena such as MJO

-Theoretical studies vital because lack of numerical data in tropics

-Analytical model using different filtering techniques


Wave Types Improvement of the Longwave Model

-4 types of atmospheric waves in equatorial region:

-Inertia gravity, Mixed-Rossby gravity, Rossby, and Kelvin waves

-Most concerned with Rossby and Kelvin waves for MJO


Olr observations
OLR Observations Improvement of the Longwave Model

-Filter out inertia-gravity waves

-OLR shows relative importance of wave types for MJO


Dispersion diagram
Dispersion Diagram Improvement of the Longwave Model

-Filters out inertia-gravity wave while retaining Kelvin waves


Rossby Dispersion Approximation Improvement of the Longwave Model

-Provides a better approximation of Rossby waves of all wavelengths


Analytical models
Analytical Models Improvement of the Longwave Model

Matsuno Primitive Model

-Two important models: Matsuno and Gill

Filtered Model

-Want to improve Gill model because it distorts short Rossby waves

Gill Longwave Model

-Shallow-water primitive equations without forcings


-Gill model neglects , we use Improvement of the Longwave Model

Gill Model vs. Filtered Model

Gill model equations

Filtered model equations


Gill Model vs. Filtered Model Improvement of the Longwave Model

-Using Ripa (1994) method of separating and h into Kelvin and non-Kelvin parts

-Can do this because v=0 for Kelvin waves

Gill using Ripa method

Filtered using Ripa method


Potential Function Improvement of the Longwave Model

-Need to solve a master equation for potential function,

-1st order dispersion relation, instead of cubic

-Gill model dispersion relation does not contain


Forced model
Forced Model Improvement of the Longwave Model

-Not easy to solve shallow-water equations with convective coupling, need to make assumptions

-Follow framework of Ripa (1994)

-Use arguments of PV, Geostrophic Flow, and Divergence

-Learn more about importance of Rossby and Kelvin modes in MJO


References Improvement of the Longwave Model

Gill, A. E. 1980. Some simple solutions for heat-induced tropical circulation. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 447-462.

Matsuno, T. 1966: Quasi-Geostrophic Motions in the Equatorial Area. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 14, 25-42.

Ripa, P. 1994: Horizontal wave propagation in the equatorial waveguide. J. Fluid Mech., 271, 267-284

Schubert, W. H., M. T. Masarik, L. G. Silvers, and A. O. Gonzalez 2008: A Filtered Model of Tropical Wave Motions. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc. (2008),134, pp. 1-10.In Progress.

Stevens, P. L., H.-C. Kuo, W. H. Schubert, and P. Ciesielski, 1990: Quasi-balanced

dynamics in the tropics. J. Atmos. Sci., 47, 2262-2273.

Wheeler, M.C., 2002: Tropical Meteorology: Equatorial Waves. In: J. Holton, J. Curry, and J. Pyle (eds), Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences. Academic Press, 2313-2325.


Horizontal structure
Horizontal structure Improvement of the Longwave Model


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