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Geofisica pura e applicata

, Volume 52, Issue 1, pp 173–188 | Cite as

Empirical forcing functions for the large-scale mean disturbances in the atmosphere

  • Barry Saltzman
Article

Summary

Fundamental equations governing the forced response of the atmosphere to the fixed sources and sinks of heat and momentum are reviewed. Empirical forcing functions, computed from data for the winter of 1950, representing the effects only of the horizontal transient eddy transport field, are presented. These appear to be of the same order as is required to account for the observed mean conditions and, hence, should be included in the general theory of the mean state along with other diabatic and mechanical effects which have been considered previously.

Keywords

Atmosphere General Theory Mechanical Effect Fundamental Equation Forced Response 
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© Istituto Geofisico Italiano 1962

Authors and Affiliations

  • Barry Saltzman
    • 1
  1. 1.The Travelers Research Center, Inc.Hartford(USA)

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