Accession Number : AD0683312

Title :   SUMMARY REPORT, ATMOSPHERIC PROPAGATION BACKGROUND STUDIES UP TO SEPTEMBER 1, 1968.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : COLUMBIA UNIV DOBBS FERRY N Y HUDSON LABS

Personal Author(s) : Tolstoy,Ivan ; Herron,T. ; Bendor,E. ; Kraft,D. W.

Report Date : SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : After a brief description of the system, a summary is given of significant results obtained in describing properties of background pressure fluctuations in the Dobbs Ferry area. Particular emphasis has been given, during the last year or so, to understanding the effect of the tropospheric jet stream. It is shown, among other things, that a good part of this effect is probably due to the generation of internal gravity waves by the wind structure near the 300 mbar level. This mechanism is sensitive to wind shears. Finally, although the exact importance of stability waves in this picture is hard to ascertain as of now, a preliminary investigation of one class of stability waves is reported. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERES, MICROBAROMETRIC WAVES), (*MICROBAROMETRIC WAVES, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS), GRAVITY, JET STREAMS, WIND, PRESSURE, ATMOSPHERE MODELS, HYDRODYNAMICS, STABILITY, REPORTS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE