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The Eole experiment - Early results and current objectives.The Eole experiment with 480 constant level balloons released in the Southern Hemisphere is described. Each balloon, floating freely at approximately the 200-mb level, is a precise tracer of the horizontal motion of air masses, the accuracy of which is limited only by the laminated structure of the stratospheric flow, within an rms uncertainty of 1.5 m/sec. The balloons were found after 2 months to distribute at random over the whole hemisphere outside the tropics, irrespective of their original launching site. Early results of Eulerian and Lagrangian averages of the Eole wind data are given for describing the mean 200-mb zonal and meridional circulations.
Document ID
19730046921
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Morel, P. (CNRS Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique, Paris, France)
Bandeen, W. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, Md., United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1973
Publication Information
Publication: American Meteorological Society
Subject Category
METEOROLOGY
Distribution Limits
Public
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