A Simple Exact Solution for the Motion of the Atmosphere about the Rotating Earth and Application to the Rotation of the Atmosphere.
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A simple solution for the steady-state motion of the atmosphere about the rotating earth is given. The coriolis and centrifugal forces are taken into account exactly, as are the non-linearities of the equations of motion of the fluid. It is assumed that the wind has east-west components only, is independent of the longitude, and has the simplest possible dependence on the latitude. The resulting wind is an analogue of the constant wind in a flat, non-rotating space. A special case is that for which the velocity is identically zero at the earths surface. This solution is a possible model for superrotation. A numerical comparison with experiment is in a later paper. Author
- Atmospheric Physics