Stochastic Turbulence Theory Applied to Quasigeostrophic Turbulence

The goal of the project on stochastic turbulence theory is to develop understanding of fully developed synoptic scale turbulence in baroclinic jets making use of stochastic dynamics to model the highly non-normal dynamical system underlying the turbulence.


Farrell, B.F., and P. J. Ioannou, 1993: Stochastic dynamics of baroclinic waves., J. Atmo. Sci. , 50, 4044-4057. pdf

Farrell, B.F., and P. J. Ioannou, 1994: A theory for the statistical equilibrium energy and heat flux produced by transient baroclinic waves. J. Atmos. Sci., 51, 2685-2698. pdf

DelSole, T. M., and B. F. Farrell 1995: A stochastically excited linear system as a model for quasigeostrophic turbulence: analytic results for one- and two-layer fluids. J. Atmos. Sci., 52, 2531-2547. pdf

Farrell, B.F., and P. J. Ioannou, 1995: Stochastic dynamics of the mid-latitude atmospheric jet. J. Atmos. Sci., 52, 1642-1656. pdf

DelSole, T. M., and B. F. Farrell 1996: The quasilinear equilibration of a thermally maintained, stochastically excited jet in a quasigeostrophic model. J. Atmos. Sci. , 53, 1781-1797. pdf

Farrell, B. F., and P. J. Ioannou, 2004: Sensitivity of Perturbation Variance and Fluxes in Turbulent Jets to Changes in the Mean Jet. J. Atmos , Sci., 61, 2644–2652. pdf