Pageoph Topical Volumes

Middle Atmosphere

Authors: PLUMB

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PAGEOPH, stratosphere, these differences provide us with new evidence, interpretation of which can materially help to advance our understanding of stratospheric dynamics in general. It is now weil established that smaller-scale motions-in particular gravity waves and turbulence-are of fundamental importance in the general circulation of the mesosphere; they seem to be similarly, if less spectacularly, significant in the troposphere, and probably also in the stratosphere. Our understanding of these motions, their effects on the mean circulation and their mutual interactions is progressing rapidly, as is weil illustrated by the papers in this issue; there are reports of observational studies, especially with new instruments such as the Japanese MV radar, reviews of the state of theory, a laboratory study and an analysis of gravity waves and their effects in the high resolution "SKYHI" general circulation model. There are good reasons to suspect that gravity waves may be of crucial significance in making the stratospheric circulation the way it is (modeling experience being one suggestive piece of evidence for this). Direct observational proof has thus far been prevented by the difficulty of making observations of such scales of motion in this region; in one study reported here, falling sphere observations are used to obtain information on the structure and intensity of waves in the upper stratosphere.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 149-150

    Plumb, R. Alan (et al.)

  • Earlier Days of Gravity Waves Revisited

    Pages 151-170

    Hines, Colin O.

  • A Note on Some Early Radiosonde Temperature Observations in the Antarctic Lower Stratosphere

    Pages 171-180

    Phillpot, H. R.

  • The Impact of Base-Level Analyses on Stratospheric Circulation Statistics for the Southern Hemisphere

    Pages 181-194

    Karoly, David J.

  • Comparison of Data and Derived Quantities for the Middle Atmosphere of the Southern Hemisphere

    Pages 195-212

    Grose, W. L. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Middle Atmosphere
Authors
Series Title
Pageoph Topical Volumes
Copyright
1989
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer Basel AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-0348-5825-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-0348-5825-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7643-2290-8
Series ISSN
2504-3625
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 474
Number of Illustrations
213 b/w illustrations
Topics