Evidence for the Five-Day Wave in the Upper Stratosphere

C. D. Rodgers National Center for Atmospheric Boulder, Colo. 80303

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Abstract

A westward propagating temperature wave of wavenumber 1 observed in the Nimbus 5 Selective Chopper Radiometer measurements has been tentatively identified as the 5-day global Rossby mode discussed by Grisler and Dickinson (1976). Its amplitude is typically 0.5 K, and its period varies within the range 4.5 to 6.2 days.

Abstract

A westward propagating temperature wave of wavenumber 1 observed in the Nimbus 5 Selective Chopper Radiometer measurements has been tentatively identified as the 5-day global Rossby mode discussed by Grisler and Dickinson (1976). Its amplitude is typically 0.5 K, and its period varies within the range 4.5 to 6.2 days.

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