ENERGY CHANGES IN THE MEAN ATMOSPHERE

Jerome Spar College of Engineering, New York University

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Abstract

The kinetic, potential, and internal energies of the mean atmosphere in the northern hemisphere are computed for January and July. It is shown that, while the kinetic energy of the mean motion increases from summer to winter as the corresponding potential-plus-internal energy decreases, the variation of the former is less than two per cent of that of the latter.

Abstract

The kinetic, potential, and internal energies of the mean atmosphere in the northern hemisphere are computed for January and July. It is shown that, while the kinetic energy of the mean motion increases from summer to winter as the corresponding potential-plus-internal energy decreases, the variation of the former is less than two per cent of that of the latter.

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