Geostrophic flux

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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">The [[transport]] ([[flux]]) of an atmospheric property by means of the [[geostrophic  wind]].</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">When applied to the horizontal average flux by an [[eddy]], the geostrophic flux of [[geostrophic]]  momentum will be zero unless the eddy has horizontal axis tilts.</div><br/> </div><div class="reference">Grotjahn, R. 1993. Global Atmospheric Circulations: Observations and Theories. 107&ndash;108. </div><br/>  
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">The [[transport]] ([[flux]]) of an atmospheric property by means of the [[geostrophic wind|geostrophic  wind]].</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">When applied to the horizontal average flux by an [[eddy]], the geostrophic flux of [[geostrophic]]  momentum will be zero unless the eddy has horizontal axis tilts.</div><br/> </div><div class="reference">Grotjahn, R. 1993. Global Atmospheric Circulations: Observations and Theories. 107&ndash;108. </div><br/>  
 
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Latest revision as of 19:03, 25 April 2012


[edit] geostrophic flux

The transport (flux) of an atmospheric property by means of the geostrophic wind.

When applied to the horizontal average flux by an eddy, the geostrophic flux of geostrophic momentum will be zero unless the eddy has horizontal axis tilts.

Grotjahn, R. 1993. Global Atmospheric Circulations: Observations and Theories. 107–108.

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