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 steady-state motion of the atmosphere about the rotating earth is given. The coriolis and centrifugal forces are taken into account exactly, as are the non-linearities of the equations of motion of the fluid. It is assumed that the wind has east-west 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, non-rotating 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