Accession Number : AD0718477

Title :   Interaction of Geophysical Processes in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres in the Problem of Total Atmospheric Circulation,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Borisenkov,E. P.

Report Date : 17 NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : In this article the author continues to discuss the problem of the interaction of atmospheric processes in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres which he began in connection with research in the area of atmospheric energetics. Data are given on the reserves of kinetic energy of the mean zonal flow in the atmosphere of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres during various seasons. It follows from the data that during the winter in the Northern Hemisphere the reserves of kinetic energy of the mean flow in both hemispheres are approximately the same. During the summer in the Northern Hemisphere there is a maximal contrast between the total reserves of kinetic energy of the zonal flow in the atmosphere of the hemispheres. It is also found that the recurrence of meridional forms of circulation in the Northern Hemisphere has a well pronounced maximum in May as could be expected if it is taken into account that during late fall in the Northern Hemisphere atmospheric processes are more intense than during the winter, and for the Southern Hemisphere April-May should be the period of greatest intensity. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, INTERACTIONS), KINETIC ENERGY, AIR MASS ANALYSIS, INTENSITY, CONVECTION(ATMOSPHERIC), SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE, NORTHERN HEMISPHERE, USSR

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE