Accession Number : AD0602958

Title :   STRATOSPHERIC SOLAR RESPONSE,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Webb,Willis L.

Report Date : JUL 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : Analysis of stratospheric soundings obtained during the first four years of the meteorological rocket network's exploration has provided new insight into the dynamics of stratospheric circulation. The data indicate that the winter storm period from mid-December to mid-February results from interaction between the opposing circulations of the winter and summer hemispheres. Initation of these disturbances occurs in low latitudes of the winter hemishpere when the summer hemisphere circulation reaches its peak and actively invades the winter hemisphere. These disturbances propagate only toward the winter pole and act as an effective brake on the development of the winter westerly circulation. Except for this very pronounced period of dynamic interchanges the stratosphere is found to respond systematically to changes in solar heat input. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, STRATOSPHERE), (*STRATOSPHERE, ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING), THERMAL RADIATION, SOLAR RADIATION, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, CLIMATE, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, DYNAMICS, SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE, NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE