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Planetary waves in a symmetrical polar basin


Paul H. LeBlond

Institut für Meereskunde der Universität Kiel, DE
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The problem of low frequency zonal vorticity waves in a symmetric polar basin is formulated in a plane projection tangent to the sphere at the pole. Eigensolutions are found when only first order curvature effects are retained in the plane of projection. Comparison with the results of Longuet-Higgins (1964b) shows that such an approximation provides a reliable analogue, applicable to the polar regions, of the mid-latitude beta-plane.

How to Cite: LeBlond, P.H., 2012. Planetary waves in a symmetrical polar basin. Tellus A: Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography, 16(4), pp.503–512. DOI:
Published on 01 Jan 2012.
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