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    Rossby Waves dispersion relation

    Hello,

    I've worked through the derivation of the dispersion relation of Rossby Waves on
    Rossby wave - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I've been able to get the dispersion relation correct apart from the sign of the term involving beta, the Rossby parameter. It says there should be a minus sign in front of that term, however I cannot see where the minus sign comes from.
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    I think there is a mistake in third term

    <br />
\displaystyle<br />
\beta v'=-\beta \; \frac{\partial \psi}{\partial x}.<br />
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