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Robinson 1985

Robinson, W.A., 1985: A model of the wave 1-wave 2 vacillation in the winter stratosphere. J. Atmos. Sci., 42, 2289-2304, doi:10.1175/1520-0469(1985)042<2289:AMOTWV>2.0.CO;2.

A three-dimensional, severely truncated, quasi-geostrophic model in a beta channel is used to explore the dynamics of the observed anticorrelation between the amplitudes of planetary waves 1 and 2 in the Northern Hemisphere winter stratosphere. The model, which includes interactions among eight horizontal modes, generates realistic wave 1-wave 2 vacillations when westward traveling wave 1 interacts with stationary waves 1 and 2. It is found that while wave 1 oscillates in response to wave-mean flow interactions, the oscillations in the amplitude of wave 2 are driven primarily by wave-wave interactions. Experiments with a barotropic model revel that the timing of the strongest wave-wave interactions is determined by the wave 1 interaction with the mean flow.

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  author={Robinson, W. A.},
  title={A model of the wave 1-wave 2 vacillation in the winter stratosphere},
  journal={J. Atmos. Sci.},

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ID  - ro05600u
AU  - Robinson, W. A.
PY  - 1985
TI  - A model of the wave 1-wave 2 vacillation in the winter stratosphere
JA  - J. Atmos. Sci.
VL  - 42
SP  - 2289
EP  - 2304
DO  - 10.1175/1520-0469(1985)042%3C2289%3AAMOTWV%3E2.0.CO;2
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