Chapter 10. Mechanical Action of the Atmosphere on the Earth's Rotation

  1. Dr. Nikolay S. Sidorenkov

Published Online: 27 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527627721.ch10

The Interaction Between Earth's Rotation and Geophysical Processes

The Interaction Between Earth's Rotation and Geophysical Processes

How to Cite

Sidorenkov, N. S. (2009) Mechanical Action of the Atmosphere on the Earth's Rotation, in The Interaction Between Earth's Rotation and Geophysical Processes, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527627721.ch10

Author Information

  1. Hydrometcenter of Russia, Bolshoy Predtechensky 11-13, 123242 Moscow, Russ. Federation

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527408757

Online ISBN: 9783527627721

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Keywords:

  • frictional stress;
  • turbulent viscosity;
  • continental drift;
  • coefficient of friction;
  • Ekman–Akerblom equation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Friction and Pressure Torques

  • Mechanical Interaction of the Atmosphere with the Underlying Surface

  • Implementation of Calculations

  • Mechanism of the Continental Drift on Decadal-Long Time Scale