Atmosphere and Earth's rotation

  title={Atmosphere and Earth's rotation},
  author={H. E. Volland},
  journal={Surveys in Geophysics},
  • H. Volland
  • Published 1996
  • Physics
  • Surveys in Geophysics
The theoretical aspects of the transfer of angular momentum between atmosphere and Earth are treated with particular emphasis on analytical solutions. This is made possible by the consequent usage of spherical harmonics of low degree and by the development of large-scale atmospheric dynamics in terms of orthogonal wave modes as solutions of Laplace's tidal equations.An outline of the theory of atmospheric ultralong planetary waves is given leading to analytical expressions for the meridional… 
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  • Physics, Biology
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • 1984
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