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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, R.T.
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-04T22:18:35Z
dc.date.available2015-08-04T22:18:35Z
dc.date.issued1972-01
dc.identifier.citationJournal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Volume 29, No. 1, January 1972, pp. 3-10.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/45777
dc.descriptionThe article of record as published may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/1520-0469(1972)029<0003:QGVNGF>2.0.CO;2en_US
dc.description.abstractThis.study examines fronttogenesis which is forced by a nondivergent horizontal wind field which contains stretching deformation. The initial conditions are formulated in such a way that the departures from the basic wind field are independent of x. The linear and nonlinear hydrostatic primitive equations are solved numerically and the solutions are compared. The linear solutions are very close to the solutions of the quasigeostrophic equations. The latter equations predict fronts which have some unrealistic features and these equations predict discontinuities only for very large time. The nonlinear solutions are much more realistic than the lmear solutions and they imply the formation of discontinuities within a finite period of time.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was recently supported by the Navy Weather Research Facility and the Foundation Research Program at the Naval Postgraduate School and in the summer of 1967 by the National Science Foundation under Grant GA-849 at the University of California at Los Angeles. The numerical computations were performed by the Computer Facility at the Naval Postgraduate School and by the University of Utah Computer Center.en_US
dc.titleQuasi-Geostrophic versus N on-Geostrophic Frontogenesisen_US


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