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B. (1988). Linear theory of hydrostatic flow over an isolated mountain in isosteric coordinates. J. Atmos. Sci. 45, 3889-3896. Smith, R. B. (1989). Mountain induced stagnation points in hydrostatic flows. Tellus (in press). Smith, R. , and Sun, J. -L. (1987). Generalized hydraulic solutions pertaining to severe downslope winds. J. A m o s . Sci 44,2934-2939. Smolarkiewicz, P. , and Rotunno, R. (1989). Low Froude number flow past threedimensional obstacles. Part I: Baroclinically generated lee vortices.

We discuss the influence of stability structure on mountain waves in two parts. First, we consider effects that can be treated with linear theory, particularly tuned and detuned atmospheres. This discussion is kept brief because the development of these ideas predates the domain of this review. Second, the influence of nonlinearity in structured atmospheres is considered. 1. Linear Mountain Wave Theory in Structured Atmospheres There is no difficulty in principle in obtaining linear theory solutions for mountain waves in structured atmospheres.

Rev. Fluid Mech. 19, 75-97. Batchelor, G. K. (1967). ” Cambridge Univ. Press, London. Blumen, W. (1965). A random model of momentum flux by mountain waves. Geophys. Norv. 26, 1-33. Blumen, W. (1985). Reflection of hydrostatic gravity waves in a stratified shear flow, Part I, Theory. J. Atmos. Sci. 42, 2255-2263. , and Dietze, S. C. (1982). An analysis of three-dimensional mountain lee waves in a stratified shear flow: Part 11. J . A m o s . Sci. 39, 2712-2720. Booker, J. , and Bretherton, F. P.

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