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By Michael J P Cullen

This booklet counteracts the present type for theories of "chaos" and unpredictability via describing a thought that underpins the staggering accuracy of present deterministic climate forecasts, and it means that extra advancements are attainable. The publication does this via creating a designated hyperlink among an exhilarating new department of arithmetic known as "optimal transportation" and present classical theories of the large-scale surroundings and ocean flow. it truly is then attainable to resolve a suite of easy equations proposed a long time in the past by means of Hoskins that are asymptotically legitimate on huge scales, and use them to derive quantitative predictions approximately many large-scale atmospheric and oceanic phenomena. a selected characteristic is that the straightforward equations used have hugely predictable suggestions, therefore suggesting that the bounds of deterministic predictability of the elements won't but were reached. it's also attainable to make rigorous statements in regards to the large-scale behaviour of the ambience and ocean via proving effects utilizing those easy equations and using them to the genuine method making an allowance for the mistakes within the approximation. there are various different titles during this box, yet they don't deal with this large-scale regime.

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89) we thus set e = U/^N2m-2 + f2(k2 + I2)-1. 47). The horizontal momentum equations become ! + dw du dx-d-z . * ± 4 + + ^ + (C + / ) A + dw dv dw du _ dx dz dy dz ' dA dA dA . n2 -dt+U^+V^y-+D -2J(U>V) dw dv „, _, , , ,N + f u ) ^ y d z ^ - ^ - ^ = ^ . + where V z - = d/dx + d/dy, Vz = (d/dx,d/dy) and V2Z = V 2 • V 2 . Write (u,v,0) = uz. As before, we differentiate the second equation with respect to time and substitute from the first equation. 93) + remainder. 83). dw\ „ 2 ( V2Z (j-uz + — (-fuz-Vz(C + 2f) + 2—J(u,v)\ The linearisation of this equation is gd&\ • V^'j + new remainder.

55) means that the velocity gradients U/L have to be restricted in the initial data. If Ro is small and comparable to or less than Fr we have U/L

The associated phase speed (calculated by first setting / = 0) is \fgH. It is thus large for large mean depths. The second term (which describes pure inertia waves) always has a frequency / , so the phase speed depends on the horizontal wavelength, being large for large wavelengths. 37) The governing equations 25 LR is the Rossby radius of deformation for shallow water flow. 2. If U is a typical flow speed, the inertia-gravity wave speed is faster than U if either the Proude number U/y/gH or the Rossby number Ro — U/fL, where L is the length scale, is small.

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