Large scale vertical eddies in the atmosphere and the energy of the mean zonal flow
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The zonal eddy stress across horizontal surfaces due to large scale vertical motions was evaluated for two months from data for the northern hemisphere for a number of levels up to 50 mb. From this information and from the corresponding distributions for each of the two months of the mean zonal winds, the rate of transformation of kinetic energy from eddy to mean zonal form was calculated. The two sets of data gave rather small values for the hemisphere which were of opposite sign.
KeywordsAtmosphere Kinetic Energy Northern Hemisphere Opposite Sign Zonal Wind
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