Direct Lyapunov exponents and stability results are used to extract and distinguish Lagrangian coherent structures (LCS) from a three-dimensional atmospheric dataset generated from the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model. The numerical model is centered at 19.78°N, 155.55°W, initialized from the Global Forecast System for the case of a subtropical jet stream near Hawaii on 12 December 2002. The LCS are identified that appear to create optical and mechanical turbulence, as evidenced by balloon data collected during a measurement campaign near Hawaii.
- Lagrangian circulation/transport
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atmospheric Science