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Water Vapour Supply to the Middle Stratosphere

Nature volume 193, pages 466467 (03 February 1962) | Download Citation

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Goldsmith and Brown1 recently proposed a new model for stratospheric circulations. The essential feature distinguishing this model from the Brewer–Dobson2,3 model is that the upwelling and drying of air in equatorial regions do not penetrate to greater heights than about 80,000 ft., above which height stagnant air prevails. Observations show that the air above 80,000 ft. is moister than below.

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  1. Division of Physics, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, Kjeller, Norway.

    • PER B. STOREBØ

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