Chapter 8. Nature of the Zonal Circulation of the Atmosphere

  1. Dr. Nikolay S. Sidorenkov

Published Online: 27 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527627721.ch8

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) Nature of the Zonal Circulation of the Atmosphere, in The Interaction Between Earth's Rotation and Geophysical Processes, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527627721.ch8

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:

  • translational–rotational motion;
  • zonal circulation;
  • atmosphere superrotation;
  • seasonal variation;
  • Coriolis force;
  • height–latitude sections

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Observational Data

  • Translational–Rotational Motion of Geophysical Continua

  • Genesis of the Zonal Circulation

  • Nature of the Atmosphere Superrotation

  • Theory of the Zonal Atmospheric Circulation

  • Nature of the Subtropical Maxima of Atmospheric Pressure

  • Mechanism of Seasonal Variation

  • Conclusions