zonal index

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Meridional displacements of the zonally averaged zonal jet (Feldstein and Lee (1998) J. Atmos. Scis. 55, 19). Robinson (2005) J. Atmos. Scis 57, 3 proposes a baroclinic mechanism for the positive eddy feedback on the zonal index. See also rossby waves.

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

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