Accession Number : AD0631587

Title :   ON THE ROLE OF THE MESOPAUSE IN INTERACTION STUDIES,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Schilling,G. F.

Report Date : APR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : An earlier study emphasized that the understanding of interactions between thermosphere and mesosphere depends on quantitative knowledge of the physical processes taking place in the boundary layer, i.e., the mesopause. The present study demonstrates that the spatial and temporal behavior of mesosphere and lower thermosphere can indeed be depicted in a coherent way, consistent with empirical data, but only if these atmospheric regions are considered as separate entities. Attempts to derive quantitatively plausible connections between these two regions failed until it was assumed that the mesopause itself was not only a schematic boundary, but a region that exerts a dominant effect on the atmosphere above and below. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERE MODELS, CORRELATION), BOUNDARY LAYER, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, ATMOSPHERES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ATMOSPHERE, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, DIGITAL COMPUTERS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE