Accession Number : AD0696095

Title :   THE VARIATION OF THE UPPER ATMOSPHERIC SCALE HEIGHT AND ITS EFFECT ON ATMOSPHERIC TIDAL WAVELENGTHS.

Descriptive Note : Environmental research papers,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Taffe,William J.

Report Date : AUG 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Using atmospheric models from the U. S. Standard Atmosphere 1966, Supplements, the extremes of the atmospheric scale height profile are obtained and compared with an 'average' profile. The first and second height derivatives of all three profiles are calculated and compared. An expression is obtained for the wavelength of the atmospheric tide (a function of the scale height and its derivatives) which is more exact than the one in common use, and the extent of validity of the approximate formula is shown. The change in the tidal wavelength due to variation of the scale height profile is also explicated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC TIDES, *UPPER ATMOSPHERE), NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, ATMOSPHERE MODELS, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, TRANSFORMATIONS(MATHEMATICS), PERIODIC VARIATIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE