Latitude <p (deg)
Calculated height distributions indicate that the frictional dissipation is not confined to regions near the ground (Manabe et al., 1974). Comparing the conversion rates with Fig. 2.50, it is evident that the order of magnitude is correct. The formation of eddy kinetic energy from eddy available energy and the frictional dissipation are both about 50% larger than the value deduced from observations, and the zonal to eddy kinetic energy is about three times too small. However, it should be remembered that there are no directly observed values for these conversions.
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