A sudden warming in the middle atmosphere of the southern hemisphere.

D. N. Al-Ajmi, R. S. Harwood, T. Miles

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This paper presents a case study of a wave-mean flow interaction, or minor warming, near the southern hemisphere stratopause for 15- 30 July 1974. The analysis is based mainly on data from the selective chopper radiometer carried by Nimbus 5. A deceleration of the zonal mean wind of 70 m s-1 from 20 to 25 July is observed in middle latitudes at 0.5 mb, with an acceleration further south. The polar vortex is, however, not disrupted. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQuarterly Journal - Royal Meteorological Society
Number of pages31
Publication statusPublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)


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