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On the formulation of a nonlinear atmospheric tidal theory from the meteorological primitive equations

  • Robert E. Dickinson


The theory of atmospheric tides is derived from the meteorological primitive equations by means of a perturbation expansion in Rossby number. Separation of the system for the first order variables into the standard horizontal and vertical structure equations of tidal theory is effected.


Structure Equation Vertical Structure Order Variable Primitive Equation Perturbation Expansion 
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© Birkhäuser-Verlag 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert E. Dickinson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MeteorologyMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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