(a) Linear growth rate γ for , and different values of : (solid line), (dashed line), (dotted line), (dashed-dotted line). (b) Maximum linear growth rate for as a function of , for .
Evolution of the total kinetic energy, energy contained in the zonal and the meridional sectors. (a) , (b) , and (c) .
Fields of the stream functions. at t = 800 (top), at t = 7600 (bottom).
Snapshots of the kinetic energy spectrum normalized by its maximum value. (a) , transition regime; (b) , transition regime; (c) , saturated regime; (d) , saturated regime.
Evolution of the flux of kinetic energy from the meridional sectors to the zonal sector, Tmz . (a) , (b) , and (c) .
Evolution of the total energy (red line), energy contained in a zonal sector (green line), energy contained in a meridional sectors (blue line), particle flux (magenta line).
Streamfunction field at t = 190 (top), t = 800 (bottom), .
Snapshots of the 2D kinetic energy spectrum normalized by its maximum value and evaluated at (a) t = 100, (b) t = 190, and (c) t = 800 for the case of -dependent . For figure (c), a close-up view of the zonal sector is shown in the upper-right corner.
The simulation parameters.
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