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Long waves in inviscid compressible atmospheres: Isothermal atmosphere

Sachdev, PL and Seshadri, VS (1979) Long waves in inviscid compressible atmospheres: Isothermal atmosphere. In: Physics of Fluids, 22 (1). pp. 60-67.

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Solitary waves and cnoidal waves have been found in an adiabatic compressible atmosphere which, under ambient conditions, has winds, and is isothermal. The theory is illustrated with an example for which the background wind is linearly increasing. It is found that the number of possible critical speeds of the flow depends crucially on whether the Richardson number is greater or less than one‐fourth.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Physics of Fluids
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Institute of Physics.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2010 07:00
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2010 07:00
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/34291

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