and compared the values of the control run to the values we saw from both wallace and hobbs and “atmospheric circulations”. See textbook values below
the max wind speed of the control was fairly similar. the one thing here is that the scale is not logarithmic at higher pressure values, which kind of distorts the picture (it overexaggerates the strong subtropical jet stream in the middle, and kind of leaves out the subpolar jet streams).
this shows that the subtropical jet is actually supposed to be higher in altitude than the polar one (although even the subtropical one shouldn’t reach up way into the mesosphere). The wallace and hobbes diagram shows a prominent mesospheric jet stream (at a height greater than at 100 mb) that we shouldn’t care too much about
Also, what are the theoretical values we want to predict?
dargan actually told me to look at the surface wind speed and at du/dz (how much the wind speed changes with height). this could potentially affect the conclusions (which could increase the chances that a lower max wind speed at 2x rotation could make sense).
also, it’s possible that eddies are more numerous at higher rotation rates. in fact, at super-high rotation rates, the eddies are so numerous and so small that they crash the simulation.
here’s the meridional streamfunction plots:
how much sense does it make? well, the regions of high high density are narrower at higher rotation rates (but the peculiarity is this: why is it wiped out in the southern hemisphere?). the maximum values are also similar to what catling found when he looked at the “circulating atmospheres’ book.
(here – the maximum temperature is actually centered around latitude 10 degrees north – taken from pg. 97 of “circulating atmospheres”). David Catling counted up the number of contours in the bottom plot and concluded that it matched with what I got from my mass streamfunction (where the units were still unknown)