By James R. Holton
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Thus we may use pressure as the independent vertical coordinate and height (or geopotential) as a dependent variable. The thermodynamic state of the atmosphere is then specified by the fields of (x, y, p, t) and T (x, y, p, t). 1) are evaluated by partial differentiation holding z constant. However, when pressure is used as the vertical coordinate, horizontal partial derivatives must be January 27, 2004 13:54 Elsevier/AID aid 22 1 introduction Fig. 11 Slope of pressure surfaces in the x, z plane.
Thus, with the aid of Fig. 3 we see that for eastward motion |δj| = δx/(a/ tan φ). Because the vector ∂j ∂x is directed in the negative x direction, we have then ∂j tan φ =− i ∂x a January 27, 2004 16:17 Elsevier/AID 36 2 aid basic conservation laws Fig. 3 Dependence of unit vector j on longitude. From Fig. 3 Elsevier/AID component equations in spherical coordinates aid 37 Fig. 4 Dependence of unit vector j on latitude. 8). The Coriolis force is expanded by noting that has no component parallel to i and that its components parallel to j and k are 2 cos φ and 2 sinφ, respectively.
2. 1, compare the magnitudes of the lateral deflection for ballistic missiles fired eastward and westward at 43˚ latitude. Each missile is launched at a velocity of 1000 m s−1 and travels 1000 km. Explain your results. Can the curvature term be neglected in these cases? 3. This exercise examines the strange behavior of constant angular momentum trajectories near the equator. 5◦ , u = −20 m s−1 , v = 0, run time = 20 days. Obviously, eastward and westward motion near the equator leads to very different behavior.