Three-dimensional slow Rossby waves in rotating spherical density stratified convection Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Abstract: We develop a theory of three-dimensional slow Rossby waves in rotating spherical density stratified convection. The excited by a non-axisymmetric instability, slow Rossby waves with frequency that is much smaller than the rotating frequency, interact with the density stratified convection and the inertial waves. The density stratification is taken into account using the anelastic approximation for very low-Mach-number flows. This theory is applied for the study of long-term planetary Rossby waves with periods which are larger …

publication date

  • May 17, 2017