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By Michael J P Cullen

This booklet counteracts the present model for theories of "chaos" and unpredictability through describing a conception that underpins the incredible accuracy of present deterministic climate forecasts, and it means that extra advancements are attainable. The publication does this by means of creating a detailed hyperlink among a thrilling new department of arithmetic known as "optimal transportation" and present classical theories of the large-scale surroundings and ocean flow. it's then attainable to unravel a collection of easy equations proposed decades in the past via Hoskins that are asymptotically legitimate on huge scales, and use them to derive quantitative predictions approximately many large-scale atmospheric and oceanic phenomena. a specific function is that the straightforward equations used have hugely predictable strategies, therefore suggesting that the boundaries of deterministic predictability of the elements would possibly not but were reached. it's also attainable to make rigorous statements in regards to the large-scale behaviour of the ambience and ocean by means of proving effects utilizing those basic equations and making use of them to the true method taking into consideration the mistakes within the approximation. there are many different titles during this box yet they don't deal with this large-scale regime.

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The equations are again to be solved in a closed region T € M2 with boundary conditions u • n = 0. It is necessary to apply this condition to the geostrophic windand divergent wind separately. The first of these conditions implies that h has to be constant along the boundary. It can then The governing equations 35 be shown that the energy integral I k° G ( u s + *# + 9 h ) d x d y ^2-66) is conserved. 65) also conserve the quasigeostrophic potential vorticity Qg = ho((g +f)-fo(h- h0). 23) valid under the assumptions Ro

This can be shown to give ^gU(-^>»-A)(|). 40) can be written 26 Large-scale atmosphere flow in terms of the original perturbation variables as where Q! 23). 25). 40) can be expressed as first calculating b! 43) and then calculating u' and v' from h' using the geostrophic relation. This is a simple form of potential vorticity inversion where all the flow variables can be derived from the potential vorticity together with diagnostic relations between the variables. In the nonlinear case, we will often write the slow solutions corresponding to Rossby waves in the form of an evolution equation for potential vorticity, together with diagnostic equations allowing the other variables to be calculated.

We define the L for which Ro = Fr as the Rossby radius of deformation LR = NH/f. Another way of expressing the distinction is whether the aspect ratio H/L is greater or less than f/N. In the troposphere this ratio is about 10~ 2 , consistent with our original assumption that it is much less than unity. If H/L < f/N, then Ro < Fr, and we can say that the flow is rotation dominated. If H/L > f/N the flow is stratification dominated. 3 flow Derivation of the semi-geostrophic approximation In this book we use the semi-geostrophic equations to describe the largescale flow of the atmosphere.

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