Accession Number : AD0765936

Title :   Influence of Solar Magnetic Sector Structure on Terrestrial Atmospheric Vorticity,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF INST FOR PLASMA RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Wilcox,John M. ; Scherrer,Philip H. ; Svalgaard,Leif ; Roberts,Walter Orr ; Olson,Roger H.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The solar magnetic sector structure has a sizable and reproducible influence on tropospheric and lower stratospheric vorticity. The average vorticity during winter in the northern hemisphere north of 20N latitude reaches a minimum approximately one day after the passing of a sector boundary, and then increases during the following two or three days. The effect is found at all heights within the troposphere, but is not prominent in the stratosphere, except at the lower levels. No single longitudinal interval appears to dominate the effect. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, SOLAR DISTURBANCES), VORTICES, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, MAGNETIC FIELDS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE