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