Bounded cascade clouds:albedo and effective thickness

G. Falkovich, E. Kuznetsov, S. Medvedev

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The equations describing the interaction of long inertio-gravity (IG) waves with the Rossby waves are derived. Due to remarkable cancellations, the interaction is shown to be anomalously weak. As a result, an inverse cascade of turbulence produces wave condensate of large amplitude so that wave breaking with front creation can occur.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-171
Number of pages4
JournalNonlinear Processes in Geophysics
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


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