
Accession Number : AD0754248
Title : A Simple Exact Solution for the Motion of the Atmosphere about the Rotating Earth and Application to the Rotation of the Atmosphere.
Descriptive Note : Environmental research papers,
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS
Personal Author(s) : Moses,Harry E.
Report Date : 13 OCT 1972
Pagination or Media Count : 15
Abstract : A simple solution for the steadystate motion of the atmosphere about the rotating earth is given. The coriolis and centrifugal forces are taken into account exactly, as are the nonlinearities of the equations of motion of the fluid. It is assumed that the wind has eastwest components only, is independent of the longitude, and has the simplest possible dependence on the latitude. The resulting wind is an analogue of the constant wind in a flat, nonrotating space. A special case is that for which the velocity is identically zero at the earth's surface. This solution is a possible model for superrotation. A numerical comparison with experiment is in a later paper. (Author)
Descriptors : (*ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, EQUATIONS OF MOTION), WIND, GRAVITY, CORIOLIS EFFECT, SPECIAL FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICAL), PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE