Comments on "Landsat-7 Reveals More Than Just Surface Features in Remote Areas of the Globe" Reply Comments on "Landsat-7 Reveals More Eddy viscosity is variable and difficult to esti- mate—a sticky problem in applying fluid theory to the Tha n Just Surface Features in Remote atmosphere. Its poorly known value is probably the Areas of the Globe" basis of the differences between laboratory and atmo- The cover the May 2000 Bulletin of the American spheric Karman vortices (e.g., h/1 ratio, Reynolds Meteorological Society (DeFelice et al. 2000) inter- numbers, etc.). ested me because I published the first description and Now, a note of dissent. I cannot accept the authors' study of island-generated von Karman vortex streets conjecture that the cloud-free centers of the vortices in the 1960s (see Hubert and Krueger 1962; Chopra on the right are caused by an effect quite different from and Hubert 1965). The eddies I studied were gener- that on the left! ated by the Canary Islands just west of Africa. The pictures show identical cloud-free centers on I offer the following with the hope it will assist the both sides, so it is more logical to attribute the effect to a authors in
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Feb 1, 2001
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