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Stratospheric Gravity Wave Fluxes and Scales during DEEPWAVE

Smith, Ronald B. and Nugent, Alison D. and Kruse, Christopher G. and Fritts, David C. and Doyle, James D. and Eckermann, Steven D. and Taylor, Michael J. and Dörnbrack, Andreas and Uddstrom, M. and Cooper, William and Romashkin, Pavel and Jensen, Jorgen and Beaton, Stuart (2016) Stratospheric Gravity Wave Fluxes and Scales during DEEPWAVE. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 73 (7), pp. 2851-2869. American Meteorological Society. DOI: 10.1175/JAS-D-15-0324.1 ISSN 0022-4928

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JAS-D-15-0324.1


During the Deep Propagating Gravity Wave Experiment (DEEPWAVE) project in June and July 2014, the Gulfstream V research aircraft flew 97 legs over the Southern Alps of New Zealand and 150 legs over the Tasman Sea and Southern Ocean, mostly in the low stratosphere at 12.1-km altitude. Improved instrument calibration, redundant sensors, longer flight legs, energy flux estimation, and scale analysis revealed several new gravity wave properties. Over the sea, flight-level wave fluxes mostly fell below the detection threshold. Over terrain, disturbances had characteristic mountain wave attributes of positive vertical energy flux (EFz), negative zonal momentum flux, and upwind horizontal energy flux. In some cases, the fluxes changed rapidly within an 8-h flight, even though environmental conditions were nearly unchanged.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/107196/
Document Type:Article
Title:Stratospheric Gravity Wave Fluxes and Scales during DEEPWAVE
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Smith, Ronald B.Yale University, New Haven, ConnecticutUNSPECIFIED
Nugent, Alison D.Yale University, New Haven, ConnecticutUNSPECIFIED
Kruse, Christopher G.Yale University, New Haven, ConnecticutUNSPECIFIED
Fritts, David C.GATS, Boulder, ColoradoUNSPECIFIED
Doyle, James D.Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey, CaliforniaUNSPECIFIED
Eckermann, Steven D.Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.CUNSPECIFIED
Taylor, Michael J.Utah State University, Logan, UtahUNSPECIFIED
Uddstrom, M.WINA Kilbirnie, Wellington, New ZealandUNSPECIFIED
Cooper, WilliamNCAR Boulder, ColoradoUNSPECIFIED
Romashkin, PavelNCAR Boulder, ColoradoUNSPECIFIED
Jensen, JorgenNCAR Boulder, ColoradoUNSPECIFIED
Beaton, StuartNCAR Boulder, ColoradoUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1175/JAS-D-15-0324.1
Page Range:pp. 2851-2869
Publisher:American Meteorological Society
Keywords:Circulation/ Dynamics; Gravity waves; Mountain waves; Waves, atmospheric; Observational techniques and algorithms; Aircraft observations; In situ atmospheric observations
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Atmosphären- und Klimaforschung
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Transport Meteorology
Deposited By: Ziegele, Brigitte
Deposited On:31 Oct 2016 07:44
Last Modified:06 Sep 2019 15:27

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