Large scale dynamics

The dynamics of large-scale flow in atmosphere and ocean still poses interesting challenges to science, with regard to both understanding and modeling.

Publications


2017

Achatz, U., Ribstein, B., Senf, F., and R. Klein 2017: The interaction between synoptic-scale balanced flow and a finite-amplitude mesoscale wave field throughout all atmospheric layers: Weak and moderately strong stratification. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/308939266_The_interaction_between_synoptic-scale_balanced_flow_and_a_finite-amplitude_mesoscale_wave_field_throughout_all_atmospheric_layers_Weak_and_moderately_strong_stratification_Interaction_between_synopti Quart. J. Roy. Met. Soc., 143, 342–361

2016

Bölöni, G.,  Ribstein, B., Muraschko, J., Sgoff, C., Wei, J. and U. Achatz 2016: The interaction between atmospheric gravity waves and large-scale flows: an efficient description beyond the non-acceleration paradigm. J. Atmos. Sci., 73, 4833-4852 (pdf)

Ribstein, B. and  U. Achatz 2016: The interaction between gravity waves and solar tides in a linear tidal model with a 4D ray-tracing gravity-wave parameterization. J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1002/2016JA022478 (pdf)

2015

Ribstein, B., Achatz, U., and F. Senf, 2015: The interaction between Gravity Waves and Solar Tides: Results from 4D Ray Tracing coupled to a Linear Tidal Model, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1002/2015JA021349 (pdf)

Muraschko, J. , Fruman, M. D. , Achatz, U. , Hickel, S., and Y. Toledo, 2015: On the application of WKB theory for the simulation of the weakly nonlinear dynamics of gravity waves. Q. J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc., 141, 676–697 (pdf)

2014

Borchert, S., Achatz. U., Remmler, S., Hickel, S., Harlander, U., Vincze, M., Alexandrov, K.D., Rieper, F., Heppelmann, T. and S.I. Dolaptchiev, 2014: Finite-volume models with implicit subgrid-scale parameterization for the differentially heated rotating annulus. Met. Zeitschr., 23, 561–580 (pdf)

Vinzce. M.,  Borchert, S., Achatz, U. , von Larcher, T., Baumann, M., Liersch, C., Remmler, S., Beck, T., Alexandrov, K., Egbers, C., Fröhlich, J., Heuveline, V., Hickel, S., and Harlander, U., 2014: Benchmarking in a rotating annulus: a comparative experimental and numerical study of baroclinic wave dynamics. Met. Zeitschr., 23, 611–635 (pdf)

2013

Dolaptchiev, S. I. and Klein, R., A multi-scale model for the planetary and synoptic motions in the atmosphere, J. Atmos. Sci., 70, 2963-2981 (pdf)

Achatz, U., U. Löbl, S. Dolaptchiev and A. Gritsun, Fluctuation-Dissipation Supplemented by Nonlinearity: A Climate-Dependent Sub-Grid-Scale Parameterization in Low-Order Climate Models. J. Atmos Sci., 70, 1833-1846 (pdf)

2012

Achatz, U., F. Senf and N. Grieger, Solar diurnal tides in the middle atmosphere: Interactions with the zonal mean flow, planetary waves and gravity waves. In Climate and weather
of the sun-earth system (CAWSES):Highlights from a priority program. Ed. F.-J. Lübken. Springer: Dordrecht. 

2011

Senf, F. and Achatz, U. On the impact of middle-atmosphere thermal tides on the propagation and dissipation of gravity waves. J. Geophys. Res. 116, D24110, doi:10.1029/2011JD015794 (pdf)

2010

Klein, R., Achatz, U., Bresch, D Knio, O. M., Smolarkiewicz, P. K., Regime of Validity of Soundproof Atmospheric Flow Models. J. Atmos. Sci., 67, 3226–3237 

Achatz, U., Klein, R.,Senf, F., Gravity waves, scale asymptotics and the pseudo-incompressible equations. J. Fluid Mech., 663, 120-147 (pdf)

2009

Ménesguen, C., Hua, B. L., Fruman, M. D., Schopp, R., Intermittent layering in the Atlantic Equatorial Deep Jets. J. Mar. Res., 67, 347-360

Ménesguen, C., Hua, B. L., Fruman, M. D., Schopp, R., Dynamics of the combined Extra-Equatorial and Equatorial Deep Jets in the Atlantic. J. Mar. Res., 67, 323-346

Fruman, M. D., Equatorially bounded zonally propagating linear waves on a generalized β plane. J. Atmos. Sci., 66, 2937–2945

Fruman, M. D., Hua, B. L., Schopp, R., Equatorial zonal jet formation through the barotropic instability of low-frequency mixed Rossby-gravity waves, equilibration by inertial instability, and transition to super-rotation. J. Atmos. Sci., 66, 2600-2619

2008

Achatz, U., Grieger, N., Schmidt, H., Mechanisms controlling the diurnal solar tide: Analysis using a GCM and a linear model. J. Geophys. Res.,113, A08303, doi:10.1029/2007JA012967 (pdf)