Fronts, jet streams, and the tropopause
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Published by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Research Laboratories, Wave Propagation Laboratory, For sale by the National Technical Information Service in Boulder, Colo, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Fronts (Meteorology),
  • Tropopause,
  • Jet stream,
  • Cyclones

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementM.A. Shapiro, D. Keyser
SeriesNOAA technical memorandum ERL WPL -- 182, NOAA technical memorandum ERL WPL -- 182
ContributionsKeyser, Dennis Arthur, Wave Propagation Laboratory
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Paginationiii, 75 p.
Number of Pages75
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14690895M

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  Fronts, jet streams, and the tropopause by Melvyn A. Shapiro, , U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Research Laboratories, Wave Propagation Laboratory, For sale by the National Technical Information Service edition, Microform in Pages: This book comprises 12 papers presented at the Palmén Memorial Symposium on Extratropical Cyclones, held at the University of Helsinki, Finland, in Aimed at researchers in both dynamic and synoptic meteorology, climatology and mesometeorology, and numerical modeling and . clones, fronts, jet streams, and the tropopause in a 3-month Northern Hemisphere winter (Dec–Feb, DJF) simulation of the GEOS GCM at 1° × 1° resolution. The characteristics of the GEOS GCM and the datasets to be analyzed are described in section 2. Since the structure and evolution of cyclones and fronts are in-FIG. 1. The realism of extratropical cyclones, fronts, jet streams, and the tropopause in the Goddard Earth Observing System (GEOS) general circulation model (GCM), implemented in assimilation and.

  The main jet streams are located near the tropopause, the transition between the troposphere and the stratosphere Their paths typically have a changing shape; jet streams may start, stop, split into two or more parts, combine into one stream, or flow in various directions including the opposite direction of most of the jet. Jet streams are currents of air high above the Earth. They move eastward at altitudes of about 8 to 15 kilometers (5 to 9 miles). They form where large temperature differences exist in the atmosphere. An air current is a flowing movement of air within a larger body of air. Air currents flow in the atmosphere, the layers of air surrounding the Earth. Jet streams are fast flowing, narrow, meandering air currents in the atmospheres of some planets, including Earth. On Earth, the main jet streams are located near the altitude of the tropopause and are westerly winds (flowing west to east). Their paths typically have a meandering shape. Jet streams may start, stop, split into two or more parts, combine into one stream, or flow in various. The location of the tropopause is of interest to flight crew because it indicates the altitude at which temperature becomes constant with increasing altitude, which is an import factor in performance and fuel calculations. It also gives an indication of the location of jet streams and the high winds and turbulence associated with them. In.

Jet Streams and Jet Streaks. It has been noted that the dynamical tropopause is the level that best reveals the jet stream and jet streaks. Indeed, when a low tropopause area moves close to the jet stream, this low tropopause anomaly interacts with it, and an anomalous wind field gets added directly to the jet-stream wind in such a way. The structure and evolution of extratropical cyclones, fronts, jet streams, and the tropopause in the GEOS general circulation model. B Am Meteorol Soc 82 (9): – CrossRef Google Scholar. Tropical tropopause Polar tropopause Dominating horizontol mixing - 90 60 Polor 30 front O FIG. Scheme for the mean meridional circulation in winter according to Palmeri (), showing the principal tropopauses and jet streams. 4 Principal Air Masses, Fronts, and Jet Streams The air in the middle and upper troposphere, in.   In the winter hemisphere there are often two strong jet streams of fast west-to-east moving air near the tropopause: the polar jet stream and the subtropical jet stream (Figs. & ). Figure Sketch of jet streams, representing a snapshot. Figure Simplified vertical cross-section. Thick solid line is the tropopause.