# Atmospheric eddies, waves etc: definitions

by jf22901
Tags: atmospheric, definitions, eddies, waves
 P: 2 the definition i know about is $$v = <\bar{v}>+ + v'$$ where $$<\cdot>$$ is time averaging, and $$\bar{\cdot}$$ is zonal averaging. The terms of the RHS are, respectively, the mean meridional velocity, the stationary eddies, and the transient eddies. When people talk about "stationary/traveling waves" I thought they were typically talking about Rossby waves/kelvin waves/etc.