On the height of the tropopause and the static stability of the troposphere.

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Abstract

Speculative arguments are presented that describe how radiative and dynamical constraints conspire to determine the height of the tropopause and the tropospheric static stability in midlatitudes and in the tropics. The arguments suggest an explanation for the observation that climatological isentropic slopes in midlatitudes are close to the critical slope required for baroclinic instability in a two-layer model.-Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)412-417
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atmospheric Science

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