© 1993

Coupling Processes in the Lower and Middle Atmosphere

  • Eivind V. Thrane
  • Tom A. Blix
  • David C. Fritts

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 387)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Large-Scale Dynamics

    1. Matthew H. Hitchman, Megan A. McKay, Charles R. Trepte
      Pages 25-33
    2. Steven Pawson, Karin Labitzke, Barbara Naujokat, Risheng Wang, Klaus Fraedrich
      Pages 35-47
  3. Planetary Waves and Tides

  4. Gravity Waves: Sources, Saturation Processes, Spectra and Transports

  5. Turbulence and Small-Scale Processes

    1. Claude Sidi
      Pages 291-304

About this book


The NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Coupling Processes in the Lower and Middle atmosphere held in Loen, Norway in May 1992 was, in the estimation of apparently all participants, an enormous success. The 18 invited speakers included many of the leaders in the field and resulted in the attendance of a large number of contributing speakers and observers. The subject of the workshop was itself very timely, given the increasing awareness within the international community of the sensitivity of the atmosphere to coupling between adjacent layers, different latitudes, and various scales of motion. It was also very beneficial to bring together researchers with different approaches to the same or similar problems. For example, experimentalists benefitted from the inputs of modelers and theoreticians concerning the needs of current models and the most pressing problems and unknowns. Likewise, theoreticians were challenged to apply themselves to realistic problems and saw their theories tested against geophysical data. These discussions led to meaningful exchanges of ideas and challenges to or displacement of conventional wisdom in some areas. Indeed, possibly the greatest benefit of the workshop was the exposure of many participants to other areas of research or approaches to problems relevant to their own work. Workshop topics were confined to dynamical coupling processes in order to examine progress in a relatively focussed area. Nevertheless, the results presented spanned spatial scales from molecular to global and temporal scales from seconds to decades.


Aerosol Scale Troposphere atmosphere ozone research stratosphere wind

Editors and affiliations

  • Eivind V. Thrane
    • 1
  • Tom A. Blix
    • 1
  • David C. Fritts
    • 2
  1. 1.Norwegian Defence Research EstablishmentDivision for ElectronicsKjellerNorway
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Coupling Processes in the Lower and Middle Atmosphere
  • Editors E.V. Thrane
    Tom A. Blix
    David C. Fritts
  • Series Title NATO ASI Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-2127-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-4694-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-1594-0
  • Series ISSN 1389-2185
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 410
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Atmospheric Sciences
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