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    • Dependence of model energy spectra on vertical resolution 

      Waite, Michael L (American Meteorological Society, 2016-03)
      Many high-resolution atmospheric models can reproduce the qualitative shape of the atmospheric kinetic energy spectrum, which has a power-law slope of −3 at large horizontal scales that shallows to approximately −5/3 in ...
    • Realizing surface driven flows in the primitive equations 

      Bembenek, Eric; Poulin, Francis J; Waite, Michael L (American Meteorological Society, 2015-05)
      The surface quasigeostrophic (SQG) model describes flows with surface buoyancy perturbations with no interior quasigeostrophic potential vorticity at small Rossby number Ro and O(1) Burger number, where quasigeostrophic ...
    • Short-wave vortex instability in stratified flow 

      Bovard, Luke; Waite, Michael L (Elsevier, 2016-01)
      In this paper we investigate a new instability of the Lamb–Chaplygin dipole in a stratified fluid. Through numerical linear stability analysis, a secondary peak in the growth rate emerges at vertical scales about an order ...
    • Spectral energy balance in dry convective boundary layers 

      Sandham, James; Waite, Michael L (Taylor and Francis, 2015-04)
      Three-dimensional large-eddy simulations (LES) of the convective boundary layer over a domain of approximately 6 km are performed with the UCLA LES model. Simulations are forced with a constant surface heat flux and ...
    • Topographically generated internal waves and boundary layer instabilities 

      Soontiens, Nancy; Stastna, Marek; Waite, Michael L (American Institute of Physics, 2015-08)
      Flow over topography has been shown to generate finite amplitude internal waves upstream, over the topography and downstream. Such waves can interact with the viscous bottom boundary layer to produce vigorous instabilities. ...


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