Estimation of Stratospheric Flow from Satellite 15-Micron Radiation

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  • 1 Pennsylvania State University, University Park
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Abstract

Ten-day average “thermal winds” derived from TIROS VII in the CO2 band are compared to the corresponding geostrophic winds at 10 mb at latitudes 40–60N. The correlations for the west-east components are of order 0.8, those for the south-north components, 0.5. Much of the correlation in the U components is due to concurrent seasonal trend.

Abstract

Ten-day average “thermal winds” derived from TIROS VII in the CO2 band are compared to the corresponding geostrophic winds at 10 mb at latitudes 40–60N. The correlations for the west-east components are of order 0.8, those for the south-north components, 0.5. Much of the correlation in the U components is due to concurrent seasonal trend.

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