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Climate change over the Polar Ocean

II. A method for calculating synoptic energy budgets

Klimaänderung über dem Polarmeer

II. Eine Methode zur Berechnung synoptischer Energiebilanzen

Summary

The objective of this method is to obtain numerical values for all terms in the heat balance equations for the atmosphere and the earth's surface. The method is to calculate complete energy budgets using synoptic data. Once a certain number of circulation types have been investigated, over different regions, it may become possible to discuss the influence of particular synoptic events on the climate and general circulation. The model can be used for grid points, or for single stations, or for geographical areas.

Zusammenfassung

Es wird eine Methode entwickelt zur Gewinnung numerischer Werte für alle Gleider der Wärmebilanzgleichungen für die Atmosphäre und die Erdoberfläche; die Methode beruht auf der Berechnung vollständiger Energiebilanzen auf Grund synoptischer Daten. Wenn dann einmal eine gewisse Anzahl von Zirkulationstypen für verschiedene Gegenden untersucht sind, kann es möglich werden, den Einfluß spezieller synoptischer Vorgänge auf das Klima und die allgemeine Zirkulation abzuleiten. Dieses Modell ist auf Netzpunkte, geographische Gebiete, aber auch auf einzelne Stationen anwendbar.

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The research reported in this paper was sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation under NSF Grant GA-765.

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Vowinckel, E., Orvig, S. Climate change over the Polar Ocean. Arch. Met. Geoph. Biokl. B. 17, 121–146 (1969). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02243163

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Keywords

  • Climate Change
  • Waste Water
  • Grid Point
  • Balance Equation
  • General Circulation