Study Guide (lecture #5)

Book pages: 63-72, skim 228-230 in 6.1, 91-92 in 4.1


Review:

(lecture #4)

Today's topics:

Jargon:

pseudo-adiabatic profile, radiative-convective model, subtropical jet, polar night jet, ageostrophic, moist static energy

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Radiative balance model improvements:

  • Problems solved by:
  • - need solar radiation absorbed to get a negative lapse rate (upper stratosphere) (fig 6.3)
  • - can add other embellishments: clouds, horizontal heat fluxes (figs. 6.4, 6.5)

    Zonal average zonal wind ([u]):

    - "[ ]" means zonal average -- see Appendix

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    zonal average meridional wind [v]:

    zonal average cells ["psi"]: