Accession Number:

AD0432438

Title:

ON FORECASTING THE GEOPOTENTIAL IN A POLYTROPIC ATMOSPHERE (K PROGNOZU GEOPOTENTSIALA V POLITROPNOI ATMOSFERE),

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Corporate Author:

WEATHER BUREAU WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1963-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

A nonlinear spatial problem on forecasting the geopotential over the Northern Hemisphere is solved. It is assumed that the temperature varies linearly with height in the troposphere and des not depend on the vertical coordinates in the stratsphere. The effect of ground friction is studied by determining the vertical components of speed at the limit f the boundary layer according to method. The problem is reduced to a system of two differential equations, which are solved by successive approximations. The solution is derived for an orthogonal rectilinear network, located on the Northern Hemisphere map in a stereographic projection. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE