Instabilities of large- and small-scale flow are an essential aspect of scale interactions in atmosphere and ocean. Some of our work addresses these to enable a better understanding of corresponding interactions.
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Fruman, M. D., U. Achatz , Secondary instabilities in breaking inertia-gravity waves. J. Atmos. Sci. 69, 303-322 (pdf)
Achatz, U., Gravity-wave breaking: Linear and primary nonlinear dynamics. Adv. Space Res., 40, 719-733 (pdf)
Achatz, U., Modal and nonmodal perturbations of monochromatic high-frequency gravity waves: Primary nonlinear dynamics. J. Atmos. Sci., 64, 1977- 1994 (pdf)
Achatz, U., The primary nonlinear dynamics of modal and nonmodal perturbations of monochromatic inertia-gravity waves. J. Atmos. Sci., 64, 74-95 (pdf)