Cover: The effect of surface temperature variations on the polar night jet.

The effect of surface temperature variations on the polar night jet.

Published 1961

by Conway B. Leovy

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Part of RAND's continuing work on the problem of accurately determining the characteristics of the upper atmosphere. This memorandum examines the possibility of differential heating in the ozone layer due to differences in ground and lower troposphere temperatures as a mechanism for producing the observed stationary perturbations of the polar night jet. It is found that this mechanism is not likely to be the cause of the disturbances.

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