By David E. Siskind, Stephen D. Eckermann, Michael E. Summers
Published via the yankee Geophysical Union as a part of the Geophysical Monograph Series.
lately, separate geophysical study cultures have constructed within the usa to review the ambience: considered one of house scientists, who specialise in the mesosphere, thermosphere and ionosphere, and the opposite of atmospheric scientists, who concentrate on the troposphere and stratosphere. The boundary among those learn domain names approximately coincides with the stratopause (50 km). whereas the department ofthe surroundings into layers and limits serves as an invaluable technique to symbolize some of the chemical and dynamical approaches that distinguish those layers, those obstacles are usually not impermeable. to appreciate such severe concerns as international swap, geophysicists needs to examine the ambience as an built-in procedure. the aim of this monograph is to spotlight these reports that think about the coupling of those areas and hence assemble clinical specialties (atmospheric technology and house technological know-how) which are frequently thought of separately.Content:
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For long-lived tracers, such as water vapor, meridional and vertical advective transport by the global transport circulation appears to dominate over vertical diffusion throughout most of the mesosphere [Holton and Schoeberl, 1988]. A detailed understanding of the relative roles of the wave-driven global transport circu lation and small-scale turbulent mixing in the mesosphere awaits better global observations of both dynamical pro cesses and trace constituent behavior. Acknowledgements. This work was supported by the NASA Atmospheric Chemistry and Analysis Program, NASA Grant NAG-1-2193.
Atmospheric Science Across the Stratopause by David E. Siskind, Stephen D. Eckermann, Michael E. Summers