On the Budget of Angular Momentum in the Zone between Equator and 30° N

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Palmén, E. ; Alaka, M. A. (2011)
  • Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
  • Journal: Tellus A (issn: 1600-0870, eissn: 0280-6495)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3402/tellusa.v4i4.8807
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    arxiv: Physics::Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics

A complete budget of angular momentum in the atmosphere is possible only by considering both the eddy transfer of angular momentum and the transport due to “mean meridional circulations”. An attempt has been made in the present paper to achieve such a complete budget for the zone 20–30°N using the data available. The mean mass transport in the tropical circulation cell accumulates high relative momentum (W wind) in the upper atmosphere of this belt, whereas the eddy transport distributes it northwards and downwards from this subtropical jet.DOI: 10.1111/j.2153-3490.1952.tb01020.x
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