MODEL COMPUTATIONS OF VERTICAL MOTION IN THE UPPER TROPOSPHERE AND LOWER STRATOSPHERE FROM WIND POTENTIAL DATA.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Fields of the potential function which had been obtained previously by Martin 1964, by numerical solution of a Poisson type equation were employed in this paper to obtain the divergence of the wind field at each grid point. Based upon a vertical interpolating polynomial formula for divergence vertical integration of the divergence fields is performed from the top of the atmosphere to determine values of vertical motion at each grid point on the 50, 100, 200, and 300 mb levels. Features of these fields are discussed. Author
- Atmospheric Physics
- Numerical Mathematics