A numerical experiment of excitation of the 5-day wave by a GCM

Yasunobu Miyoshi, Toshihiko Hirooka

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Though normal mode Rossby waves frequently appear in the troposphere and the stratosphere, excitation mechanisms of normal mode Rossby waves are not clear. In this study, excitation mechanisms of the 5-day wave, which is one of the normal mode Rossby waves, are investigated by a series of general circulation model (GCM) experiments. The results of the numerical simulation show that the amplitude of the 5-day wave simulated by the GCM with uniform lower boundaries is similar to that with the realistic topography. On the other hand, the amplitude of the 5-day wave without moist convection is much smaller than that with realistic topography. The amplitude of the 5-day wave grows when the rainfall amplitude in the 5-day range is large. These results indicate that heating due to moist convection is most important for excitation of the 5-day wave.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1698-1707
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atmospheric Science


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