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The NATO complicated examine Workshop on "Dynamics, delivery am. Photochemistry within the heart surroundings of the Southern Hemisphere" was once held in San Francisco, California, united states of america, 15-17 April 1989. as well as NATO, the workshop used to be supported by means of the collage of California, la, and through the nationwide Aeronautics and area management, U.S.A. (NASA). the yank Meteorological Society was once a co-operating association. The venue for the workshop used to be the Lone Mountain convention heart of the college of San Francisco. The workshop used to be prepared and directed through Dr A.O'Neill (Hadley Centre for weather Prediction and examine, Meteorological place of work, Bracknell, U.K.) and Prof C.R. Mechoso (Dept of Atmospheric Sciences, college of California, l. a., U.S.A.). The workshop used to be the 3rd one held as a part of the center surroundings within the Southern Hemisphere (MASH) undertaking, a global attempt (under the auspices of the center surroundings software) to profit extra approximately dynamics, delivery and photochemistry within the heart surroundings of the southern hemisphere. ahead of the invention that, in the course of fresh years, a dramatic thinning of the ozone layer occurs over Antarctica in spring - the "ozone gap" - the center surroundings of the southern hemisphere had acquired less realization than that of the northern hemisphere from meteorologists and atmospheric chemists. The MASH undertaking used to be instituted to therapy this comparative loss of interest.

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On synoptic maps. the contour Q=2 peels away from the edge of the westerly vortex. but contours Q~3 do not. Disturbances and associated nonconservative effects are confined to the outer portion of the intense westerly vortex. Consequently. the area curves for Q~3 are approximately mirror symmetric about their maxima just after mid-winter. in sharp contrast to the curves for the northern hemisphere (Fig. 7). Some interannual variability is evident in the southern hemisphere. however. For instance.

Flow chart of the procedure for obtaining satellite-sampled temperature profiles from the GFDL SKYHI general circulation model. (From Graves, 1986) 27 Graves (1986) used the GFDL SKYHI general circulation model (GCM) of the atmosphere as a representation of the "true" stratospheric circulation. , 1983). The GCM provides a complete, consistent set of global data with known spatial and temporal resolution. The model atmosphere was sampled using a technique which matched the satellite sampling. Asynoptic sampled temperatures from the NH of the model for January were used to obtain transmittances and radiances corresponding to the TOVS radiometers.

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