Brewer-Dobson circulation

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Term: Brewer-Dobson circulation
Definition: The meridional overturning circulation of the stratosphere transporting air upward in the tropics, poleward to the winter hemisphere, and downward at polar and subpolar latitudes. The Brewer-Dobson circulation is driven by the interaction between upward propagating planetary waves and the mean flow.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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