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Angular Momentum in the Global Atmospheric Circulation

Egger, Joseph and Weickmann, Klaus and Hoinka, Klaus-Peter (2007) Angular Momentum in the Global Atmospheric Circulation. Reviews of Geophysics, 45 (RG4007), pp. 1-25. Wiley. DOI: 10.1029/2006RG000213

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Angular momentum is a variable of central importance to the dynamics of the atmosphere both regionally and globally. Moreover, the angular momentum equations yield a precise description of the dynamic interaction of the atmosphere with the oceans and the solid Earth via various torques as exerted by friction, pressure against the mountains and the nonspherical shape of the Earth, and by gravity. This review presents recent work with respect to observations and the theory of atmospheric angular momentum of large-scale motions. It is mainly the recent availability of consistent global data sets spanning decades that sparked renewed interest in angular momentum. In particular, relatively reliable estimates of the torques are now available. In addition, a fairly wide range of theoretical aspects of the role of angular momentum in atmospheric large-scale dynamics is covered.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/52528/
Document Type:Article
Title:Angular Momentum in the Global Atmospheric Circulation
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Egger, JosephUniv. München, MünchenUNSPECIFIED
Weickmann, KlausNOAA, Boulder, CO, USAUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Reviews of Geophysics
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1029/2006RG000213
Page Range:pp. 1-25
Keywords:angular momentum
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Atmosphären- und Klimaforschung (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Cloud Physics and Traffic Meteorology
Deposited By: Freund, Jana
Deposited On:02 Jan 2008
Last Modified:14 Dec 2019 04:27

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