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Mixed baroclinic-barotropic instability with oceanic applications Wright, Daniel Gordon


A brief introduction to the general subject of baroclinic-barotropic instability is given in chapter I followed by a discussion of the work done in the following chapters. In chapter II a three-layer model is derived to study the stability of large-scale oceanic zonal flows over topography to quasi-geostrophic wave perturbations. The mean density profile employed has upper and lower layers of constant densities p*₁ and p*₃ respectively (p*₁

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