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The Energy of Horizontal Atmospheric Motion

Nature volume 128, page 226 (08 August 1931) | Download Citation

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WITH reference to my note on atmospheric structure in NATURE of June 27, it should be remarked that for any part of a horizontal field of isobars at which the velocity of the air is in geostrophic accord with the gradient the energy of a layer of air of uniform thickness contained within a square lying between a pair of consecutive isobars is the same for any part of the field, due allowance being made for variation of density and latitude. Hence the energy of the field can be estimated by counting the number of squares which are accommodated in the field.

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