Accession Number : ADA328611

Title :   Investigation of the General Circulation of the Atmosphere, 1 July-30 September 1948.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 1 Jul-30 Sep 48,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s) : Starr, Victor P.

PDF Url : ADA328611

Report Date : SEP 1948

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The variations of absolute angular momentum about the earth's axis during January 1946 have been studied. The data were obtained from northern hemisphere synoptic maps aat sea level, 700 millibar, and 500 millibars. It was found that from 15 deg n to 35 deg n, addition of angular momentum to the atmosphere by friction accompanied depletion of angular momentum by horizontal transport of relative angular momentum, i.e., angular momentum due to motion relative to the earth's surface.

Descriptors :   *ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, *EARTH ATMOSPHERE, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, FRICTION, GEOSTROPHIC CURRENTS, GEOSTROPHIC WIND, TORQUE, ANGULAR MOMENTUM.

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE