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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Atmosphere, Upper

  • Edition Notes

    Statementinvestigation conducted by the Weather Bureau under Bankhead-Jones Special Research Fund.
    SeriesMonthly weather review. Supplement / U.S. Weather Bureau -- no. 47, Monthly weather review (United States. Weather Bureau) -- no. 47.
    ContributionsUnited States. Weather Bureau.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationii, 34, [1] p. :
    Number of Pages34
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22972187M
    OCLC/WorldCa41639664

      Solar influences on spatial patterns of Eurasian winter climate and possible mechanisms are investigated based on a multiple linear regression method and multisource observational and reanalysis data. Robust and significant solar signals are detected in Eurasian surface air temperature (SAT), and strong solar activity evidently warms most area of the Cited by: Influence of high-latitude atmospheric circulation changes on summertime Arctic sea ice Qinghua Ding 1,2,3 *, Axel Schweiger 3, Michelle L’Heur eux 4, . Ocean-atmosphere climate shift during the mid-to-late Holocene towards enhanced mid-latitude atmospheric circulation after ka in particular during cold events propagating the climate signatures of the LTG by reducing the meridional heat transfer from high to low latitudes during the transition from the Holocene Thermal Maximum to.


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The Circulation of the atmosphere in high latitudes during winter Download PDF EPUB FB2

Weak El Niño and Winter Climate in the Mid- to High Latitudes of Eurasia Authors: Peng Zhang. Peng Zhang. Search for articles by this author. Affiliations Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences & Institute of Atmospheric Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai, and Earth System Modeling Center, Nanjing University of Cited by: 4.

Lecture 5: Atmospheric General Circulation Basic Structures and Dynamics – The oceanic (continental) lows achieve maximum strength during winter (summer) months identified in the lower latitude part of the circulation.

Circulation in most other latitudes are dominated by. The Arctic is warming and sea ice is declining, but how the two link is unclear. This study shows changes in summertime atmospheric circulation and internal variability may have caused up to 60% Cited by: In both hemispheres, this is about 30° latitude during winter, but moves poleward to about 45° during summer.

The zonally averaged meridional cross-sections of Figure are not representative of the mean wind structure at all longitudes, which can be seen in the distribution of the time-averaged zonal wind component for DJF on the hPa surface in the Northern.

Mean atmospheric circulation is organized in three main meridional cells in each hemisphere: (a) the Hadley cell, which extends across the tropics and sub-tropics, (b) the Ferrel cell in midlatitudes,and (c) the polar cell in high latitudes (Figure ). This circulation is a response to solar heating in the tropics (caus.

In other words, the atmospheric circulation exerts a moderating influence on climate and reduces the extremes in weather elements. The atmospheric winds also help drive the oceans, which in turn redistribute heat from low to high latitudes, nutrients from the ocean interior to the surface, and carbon from the atmosphere to the by: deficit in high latitudes, as depicted schematically in Fig(left).

The implied transport of some 6 × W – see Fig – must be effected by the atmospheric circulation, carrying warm air poleward and cold air equatorward. (In fact, the ocean circulation File Size: 1MB. The circulation of wind in the atmosphere is driven by the rotation of the earth and the incoming energy from the sun.

Wind circulates in each hemisphere in three distinct cells which help transport energy and heat from the equator to the poles.

Most studies addressing the link between Arctic change and mid-latitude weather have focused on winter circulation. The extra heat stored in the ocean owing to sea-ice loss is released into the atmosphere by late autumn or early winter, when air temperatures drop below sea surface by: A primary low-pressure area occurs from 20 degrees to 35 degrees north latitude and south latitude.

true The intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) shifts as far north as the Persian Gulf region in July even though it is associated with equatorial circulation. means for possible seasonal prediction of the winter Siberian high (SH) and East Asian winter monsoon.

Inthelasttwodecades(–),anintensificationof the winter SH, along with decreasing trends in surface air temperature in the mid- to high latitudes of Asia, has fa-vored recent frequent cold winters over East Asia (B. Wu et al. General Circulation of the Atmosphere.

Poleward transport of heat from low to high latitudes > balancing the radiative budget Marshall and Plumb () 43 y z.

Energy transport 44 4. Large-scale atmospheric energy and momentum budget dry static during winter. High-latitude heat and momentum sources significantly alter the basic solar-driven circulation during solstice.

At F-region heights, the increased ion density in the summer hemisphere results in a larger ion drag momentum source for the neutral gas than in the winter hemisphere. As a result there are larger wind velocities and a greater Cited by: Turbulence Aloft (Wind Shear) Formation of clear air turbulence (CAT), responsible for ‘air pockets’.

Wind shear occurs at all altitudes and it can be horizontal or vertical At high altitudes, shear is encountered at the jet stream with the wind increasing from less than 50 mph to mph over a few miles. Global warming and changes in ocean circulation. more fresh water in the oceans from the melting of ice.

- decrease salinity, reduce water density, reduce sinking of water, slow down or stall the water flow. - 30% decline in the southwards flow of deep cold water.

in summertime atmospheric circulation may have contributed as much as 60% to the September sea-ice extent decline and surface downwelling shortwave flux in the Arctic during summertime.

However, we cannot rule out the possibility that Influence of high-latitude atmospheric circulation changes on summertime Arctic sea ice File Size: 3MB. Chapter Atmospheric circulation and weather systems of Fundamental of Physical Geography book - CHAPTER Earlier Chapter 9 described the uneven distribution of temperature over the surface of the earth.

Air expands when heated and gets compressed when cooled. This results in variations in the atmospheric pressure. The result is that it causes the movement of air from high.

Precipitation and atmospheric circulation patterns at Mid-Latitudes of Asia northern jet stream to high latitude during the beginning of autumn causes this increase in during winter. The neutral gas temperature and circulation of the thermosphere are calculated for December solstice conditions near solar cycle maximum using NCAR's thermospheric general circulation model (TGCM).

High-latitude heat and momentum sources significantly alter the basic solar-driven circulation during solstice. At F-region heights, the increased ion density in Cited by: Influence of tropospheric circulation patterns on the winter middle and high-latitude mesosphere 2 ENSO-related variability of the mesosphere Middle atmosphere circulation from the stratosphere to the lower thermosphere at middle and high latitudes is closely related to lower atmosphere circulation pat-terns like NAO and ENSO.

The circulation of the stratosphere and mesosphere in the winter 83/84 is shown as an example of the dynamical processes which lead to the fluctuations in the middle atmosphere over high latitudes.

Winds and temperatures measured by rockets, radiosondes, and satellites during the MAP/WINE campaign are combined.

The coupling of the atmosphere over high latitudes Author: K. Petzoldt. coupled atmosphere–ocean circulation model driven by astronomical forcing over At the winter solstice, a lack of insolation during the early to Bering Strait throughflow on high-latitude.

Although General Circulation Models predict the observed winter and spring warming at high latitudes, there is no obvious physical mechanism in the climate system that can account for the significant increase in summer temperatures that has occurred at high latitudes during the past 30 years. We demonstrate that vegetation-induced feedbacks in snow properties and summer Author: F.

Chapin, J. Beringer, C. Copass, H. Epstein, A. Lloyd, A. Lynch, A. McGuire, M. Sturm. The Response of the Southern Hemisphere Middle Atmosphere to the Madden–Julian Oscillation during Austral Winter Using the Specified-Dynamics Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model waves (PWs) in the middle and high latitudes of the SH stratosphere is significantly enhanced, the Brewer–Dobson (BD) circulation in the SH Cited by: 3.

This chapter reveals that circulation in both the oceans and the atmosphere is driven by energy from the sun and modified by the earth's rotation. The radiation balance of the earth–ocean–atmosphere system is positive at low latitudes and negative at high latitudes.

Heat is redistributed from low to high latitudes by means of wind systems. The extratropical middle atmosphere undergoes a strong seasonal cycle, with a complete reversal of mean zonal wind and mean meridional circulation between summer and winter.

Quasi-stationary planetary waves propagate vertically in mean westerlies that prevail during winter, and effects of the QBO on the extratropical middle atmosphere are observed primarily. Identify the correct plots of evaporation and precipitation with latitude. Surface salinities at high latitudes tend to be greater in summer than winter.

The average salinity of the oceans is about ______ parts per thousand (‰). Earth's crust, Earth's early atmosphere, and volcanic eruptions.

Atmospheric circulation, any atmospheric flow used to refer to the general circulation of the Earth and regional movements of air around areas of high and low average, this circulation corresponds to large-scale wind systems arranged in several east–west belts that encircle the Earth.

In the subtropical high-pressure belts near latitudes 30° N and 30° S (the horse latitudes. The magnitude of the winter cold pole bias is negatively correlated with the strength of the simulated mean downwelling—and adiabatic heating—at high latitudes.

The analysis indicates that a lower model top and reduced vertical resolution in the stratosphere both lead to suppression of the BDC and so to stratospheric winter polar Cited by: 1.

Using NCEP–NCAR reanalysis and Japanese yr Reanalysis (JRA) data, this paper investigates the association between winter sea ice concentration (SIC) in Baffin Bay southward to the eastern coast of Newfoundland, and the ensuing summer atmospheric circulation over the mid- to high latitudes of by: Hadley was aware of the warmer tropics and cold high latitudes.

He envisioned that this would create a global circulation akin to the sea breeze, with the warm tropical air rising and moving northward aloft, and the cold high latitude air flowing southward near the Earth's surface to displace the former.

global circulation of the atmosphere. Perpetual Motion CHAPTER 1 the middle latitudes in winter. Figure shows somewhat idealized observed midlatitude vertical distributions of temperature, pressure, density, and ozone mixing ratio, from the surface to the 70 During winter, the polar stratosphere is occasionally disturbed by suddenFile Size: 6MB.

Start studying Circulation of the Atmosphere. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. What drives Atmospheric circulation. Conevection currents. Convection Currents. air warms, expands, becomes less dense & rises high latitude. At high latitudes the noontime altitude of the sun changes from being low in the sky in the winter (below the horizon inside the Arctic and Antarctic circles) to moderately high in the sky during the summer and the length of day changes drastically.

So there is a very large swing between winter and summer temperatures. (c) The polar winter lower stratosphere [f] is colder in the SH than in the NH. Time-Latitude and Altitude Sections Fig.

3 presents a time-latitude section of the zonally averaged monthly mean temperature at mb, 1 mb, 2 mb and 5 mb. The most interesting features are: the temperature in the high latitudes is higher in the SH than. Atmosphere - Atmosphere - Convection, circulation, and deflection of air: The region of greatest solar heating at the surface in the humid tropics corresponds to areas of deep cumulonimbus convection.

Cumulonimbus clouds routinely form in the tropics where rising parcels of air are warmer than the surrounding ambient atmosphere. They transport water vapour. The difference in solar energy received at different latitudes drives atmospheric circulation.

The Greenhouse Effect. The exception to Earth’s temperature being in balance is caused by greenhouse gases. But first the role of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere must be explained.

Greenhouse gases warm the atmosphere by trapping heat. The spatial structure of surface air temperature (SAT) anomalies in the extratropical latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere (NH) during the 20th century is studied from the data obtained over the period The expansion of the mean (over the winter and summer periods) SAT anomalies into empirical orthogonal functions (EOFs) is used for analysis.

An abrupt change in the large-scale boreal winter circulation pattern over the North Pacific was observed during the mids. This paper presents a variety of observed data and model results to describe the climate shift, and to understand some of the links within the coupled climate system that produced, it.

Not only does it give us the winter storms we are so used to here in Bergen, it also carries large quantities of heat and moisture from the tropics to high latitudes. In the atmosphere the annual mean meridional, or north-south, circulation is described by warm air rising close to the equator.

A greater surface warming at high latitudes, the typical response of a general circulation model to increasing greenhouse ga15,16,17,20, does lead to decreased SLP in the Arctic relative to Cited by: Unit 9: Circulation Patterns of the Atmosphere 11) During the winter in the Northern hemisphere, monsoon winds blow from _____ a.

The surrounding ocean towards Asia b. Asia towards the surrounding ocean c. The Indian ocean toward India d. India towards the Siberian low 12) The seasonal shift that is in the location of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone is greatest .atmospheric general circulation[¦atmə¦sfirik ¦jenrəl sərkyə′lāshən] (meteorology) The statistical mean global flow pattern of the atmosphere.

Atmospheric General Circulation the system of large-scale air motions above the earth. In the troposphere this includes the trade winds, monsoons, and air movements associated with cyclones.