SUMMARY

A synoptic, theoretical and experimental study of the general circulation of the atmosphere in middle latitudes and of the major perturbations superimposed on this circulation pattern was conducted by a group of research workers at the University of Chicago during the academic year 1946–1947. The principal results of these investigations are summarized below in a series of specific statements. Not all of these conclusions are new, and some require further verification, but it is hoped that they may be of some use as a starting point for further discussions and investigations of the general circulation of the atmosphere.

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Footnotes

* Preliminary Report on a Research Project sponsored by the Office of Naval Research.