Normal mode Rossby waves observed in the upper stratosphere. Part I: first symmetric modes of zonal wavenumbers 1 and 2.

I. Hirota, T. Hirooka

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Abstract

A global analysis is made of large-scale traveling planetary waves in the upper stratosphere by the use of stratospheric height and thickness data up to the 1 mb level derived from the Stratospheric Sounding Unit (SSU) on TIROS-N and NOAA-A satellites for the period December 1979 through November 1981. The results of space-time power and cross-spectral analyses show the global existence of a westward traveling wave of zonal wavenumber 1 with a p eriod of about 5 days and a westward traveling wave of zonal wavenumber 2 with a period of about 4 days.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1253-1267
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Volume41
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atmospheric Science

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