Accession Number : AD0605916

Title :   DYNAMICS OF THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : HIGH ALTITUDE OBSERVATORY BOULDER COLO

Personal Author(s) : Haurwitz,Bernhard ; London,Julius

Report Date : 31 JUL 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : It has been shown that longitudinal and temporal changes of total ozone occur in response to circulation patterns and their time changes. Calculations of the non-equilibrium state of ozone show that day-time concentrations must be less than in the case of steady photochemical equilibrium. The importance of the 12- and 24-hourly tides in the interpretation of wind observations at 80-100 km has been demonstrated on the basis of radio meteor observations. Approximation formulae have been developed for the study of internal gravity waves in a non-isothermal atmosphere. The wave structure of noctilucent clouds has been interpreted.

Descriptors :   (*UPPER ATMOSPHERE, DYNAMICS), OZONE, DISTRIBUTION, ATMOSPHERES, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, THERMODYNAMICS, GRAVITY, ATMOSPHERIC TIDES, DIURNAL VARIATIONS, NOCTILUCENT CLOUDS PHOTOCHEMISTRY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE