The axial momentum balance of Earth and its fluid envelope

  title={The axial momentum balance of Earth and its fluid envelope},
  author={Richard David Rosen},
  journal={Surveys in Geophysics},
  • R. Rosen
  • Published 1993
  • Geology
  • Surveys in Geophysics
The emergence of greatly improved data sets over the past decade has heightened awareness of the close relationship between changes in the axial component of the angular momentum of the atmosphere and that of the solid Earth, the latter being reflected in small, though detectable, changes in the planet's rate of rotation. Changes in the large-scale wind field, and hence in atmospheric angular momentum, on intraseasonal through interannual time scales can be associated with a number of… 
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