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Regional Particularities of the Saros Meteorological Cycle on Earth

Ion Isaia
Published Online: 2018-06-22 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/pesd-2018-0010


The aim of this paper is to prove that, anywhere on Earth’s surface, it is possible to find cycles of air’s temperature and of other meteorological elements with duration of 18 years and 11 days (the Saros cycle). Such cycles exist on all continents, mainly in areas with temperate climate (both in the Northern and Southern hemisphere) where the (planetary) Rossby waves exhibit more clearly. The role played by the atmospheric tides in the occurrence of the meteorological Saros cycle is fundamental, the same fact being valid for other meteorological cycles.

Keywords: Saros astronomical cycle; atmospheric tides; (planetary) Rossby waves


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Published Online: 2018-06-22

Published in Print: 2018-06-01

Citation Information: Present Environment and Sustainable Development, Volume 12, Issue 1, Pages 129–138, ISSN (Online) 2284-7820, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/pesd-2018-0010.

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