STUDIES OF THE STRATOSPHERIC GENERAL CIRCULATION
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE
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The aim of the studies reported in the publication was to elucidate the various mechanisms by which the budgets of energy, angular momentum and mass for the stratospheric region are satisfied. In this work use was made of the data gathered during the International Geophysical Year. Similar studies for the atmospheric regions from the surface up to 100mb were reported previously and it was found that large scale quasi-horizontal eddy processes proved to be the principal agents in the transfer of angular momentum, in the generation of mean zonal kinetic energy and in the transfer of heat energy. It appears that the processes in the stratosphere are more complicated.