Accession Number : AD0250492

Title :   THE REVERSAL OF STRATOSPHERIC WINDS OVER NORTH AMERICA IN 1958

Corporate Author : GENERAL MILLS INC MINNEAPOLIS MN

Personal Author(s) : BELMONT, ARTHUR D.

Report Date : 09 JAN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : THE SPRING AND FALL REVERSAL OF PREVAILING STRATOSPHERIC ZONAL WIND DIRECTION DURING 1958 IS DESCRIBED AND COMPARED TO THE NORMAL PATTERN AND THE 1957 PATTERN. IN 1958 THE MAJOR CURRENTS ALONG BOTH PROFILES WERE MORE STRONGLY DEVELOPED, BOTH WITH RESPECT TO PERSISTENCY AND ZONAL COMPONENT, THAN IN THE NORMALS OR IN 1957. THE 1958 SPRING REVERSAL ALONG 80 DEG W WAS LATER THAN NORMAL AND WAS NOT QUITE COMPLETED EVEN BY THE SECOND HALF OF MAY. THE REMAINING REVERSALS WERE NORMAL

Descriptors :   *STRATOSPHERE, *WIND, DEPTH CHARGES, METEOROLOGY, MOTION PICTURES.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE