Atmospheric waves, upper synoptic
Sanders, Frederick Department of Meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Bluestein, Howard B. Department of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.
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Horizontal wavelike oscillations in the pattern of wind flow aloft in the upper troposphere, usually with reference to the stronger portion of the westerly current in mid-latitudes. The flow is anticyclonically curved in the vicinity of a ridge line in the wave pattern, and is cyclonically curved in the vicinity of a trough line. See also: Troposphere
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