Accession Number : AD0654995

Title :   SYNOPTIC ANALYSIS OF THE UPPER STRATOSPHERIC CIRCULATION DURING THE LATE WINTER STORM PERIOD OF 1966,

Corporate Author : ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Williams,Ben H.

Report Date : MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Rocketsonde observations obtained by the Meteorological Rocket Network were used in the investigation of the stratospheric circulation over the western portion of the Northern Hemisphere during 1 - 15 February 1966. Synoptic analyses of 10 and 1-millibar pressure surfaces and vertical time section analyses were used in this study and presented concrete evidence of the temporary breakdown of the winter westerlies. This breakdown was caused by the combined excursions of the Aleutian anticyclone to polar latitudes and the Atlantic anticyclone moving northwestward over the eastern portion of the United States. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STRATOSPHERE, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION), (*AIR MASS ANALYSIS, UPPER ATMOSPHERE), WIND, TROPOPAUSE, RADIOSONDES, SOUNDING ROCKETS, METEOROLOGICAL CHARTS, CYCLONES, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, ANTICYCLONES

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE