Observations of the temperature structure of the stratosphere made by the selective chopper radiometer on the Nimbus 5 satellite are used to analyse the energetics of the sudden warming of January/February 1973.
A method of retrieving vertical profiles of zonal Fourier coefficients of temperature from the Fourier coefficients of the measured radiances is described. Some retrievals are compared with conventional observations and quite g ... [truncated at 450 characters in length]
|Author||Crane, A. J.;|
|Subject||Climatic changes Atmospheric temperature Measurement|
|Abstract||Experiments have been conducted with a two-dimensional timedependent, numerical model of the general circulation of the atmosphere up to the mesopause. A scheme for the calculation of cooling rates due to the 15(mu)m band of carbon dioxide is developed. It uses the Curtis matrix approach which incorporates cooling-to-space, transfer of radiation between atmospheric layers and non-equilibrium effects in the upper mesosphere. The sensitivity of the ... [truncated at 450 characters in length]|
|Author||Haigh, Joanna D.;|
|Subject||Atmospheric temperature Measurement Atmospheric circulation|