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dc.contributor.authorKastman, Joshua S.
dc.contributor.authorMarket, Patrick S.
dc.contributor.authorRochette, Scott M.
dc.contributor.authorLupo, Anthony R.
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T17:37:56Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T17:37:56Z
dc.date.issued12/29/2016
dc.identifier.citationKastman, J.S.; Market, P.S.; Rochette, S.M.; Lupo, A.R. Assessing Upper Tropospheric Jet Streak Proximity Using the Rossby Radius of Deformation. Atmosphere 2017 , 8 , 2.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/2179
dc.description© 2016 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
dc.description.abstractThe Rossby radius of deformation is a parameter that describes the relative role of buoyant and inertial forces for atmospheric phenomena in a flow regime. It will be demonstrated that it can also be used to determine whether or not forcing for vertical motions in the region between upper level tropospheric jet streaks overlaps or interacts. Using predefined points in the entrance and exit regions of neighboring upper level jet streaks, the distance between them is calculated for each event. If they are closer than twice the Rossby radius of deformation, the resulting region affected by both streaks is termed the Rossby Radius of Deformation Overlap Zone (RRDOZ). Plan-view and cross-sectional analysis shows that ageostrophic transverse circulations within the RRDOZ led to enhanced upward vertical velocities as predicted in prior research. Lastly, a short-term climatology for overlap events in North America is derived, and these are classified according to three proposed archetypes.
dc.subjectJet Streaks
dc.subjectClimatology
dc.subjectInteraction
dc.subjectRossby Radius Of Deformation
dc.titleAssessing Upper Tropospheric Jet Streak Proximity Using the Rossby Radius of Deformation
dc.typearticle
dc.source.journaltitleAtmosphere
dc.source.volume8
dc.source.issue2
refterms.dateFOA2021-09-07T17:37:56Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.source.peerreviewedTRUE
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitleEarth Sciences Faculty Publications
dc.contributor.organizationThe College at Brockport
dc.contributor.organizationUniversity of Missouri
dc.languate.isoen_US


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