A tentative model of the 26‐month oscillation in tropical latitudes

  title={A tentative model of the 26‐month oscillation in tropical latitudes},
  author={Richard J. Reed},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society},
  • R. J. Reed
  • Published 1 October 1964
  • Environmental Science, Physics
  • Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
A model of the three-dimensional wind and temperature fields in the 26-month oscillation is presented, based in part on empirical data concerning the temperature behaviour and its relationship to the zonal wind behaviour and in part on theoretical deductions from the thermodynamic energy and continuity equations. The empirical data show that equatorward of 16° latitude highest temperatures precede the west wind maximum by intervals varying from 4–5 months at the 20 mb level to 0–1 months at… 

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