Accession Number : AD0817562

Title :   MODEL COMPUTATIONS OF VERTICAL MOTION IN THE UPPER TROPOSPHERE AND LOWER STRATOSPHERE FROM WIND POTENTIAL DATA.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Jarrell, Jerry Dean

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : Fields of the potential function which had been obtained previously by Martin (1964), by numerical solution of a Poisson type equation were employed in this paper to obtain the divergence of the wind field at each grid point. Based upon a vertical interpolating polynomial formula for divergence vertical integration of the divergence fields is performed from the top of the atmosphere to determine values of vertical motion at each grid point on the 50, 100, 200, and 300 mb levels. Features of these fields are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AIR MASS ANALYSIS), *ATMOSPHERE MODELS), (*TROPOSPHERE, (*STRATOSPHERE, WIND, WEATHER FORECASTING, VELOCITY, ACCELERATION, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, UPPER ATMOSPHERE, NORTH AMERICA, EUROPE, ASIA, USSR, THESES.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE