Accession Number : AD0254009

Title :   THE STRATOSPHERIC WARMING OVER NORTH AMERICA IN 1957. I. HEIGHT, TEMPERATURE, VORTICITY, AND VERTICAL MOTION AT THE 100-MB SURFACE

Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE

Personal Author(s) : CRAIG, RICHARD A. ; LATEEF, M.A. ; MITCHEM, R.A.

Report Date : 01 APR 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Meteorological conditions in the stratosphere over North America from mid-January to midFebruary, 1957 are presented. This analysis outlines briefly the assumptions and procedures being used to compute various meteorological parameters at half-day intervals at a series of grid points over North America and the adjacent North Atlantic. Distributions of height, temperature, relative vorticity and vertical motion at the 100-mb surface are displayed at intervals of 48 hr throughout the period, and the evolution of these distributions is discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *STRATOSPHERE, HEATING, MOTION, TEMPERATURE, TURBULENCE, VORTICES.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE