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SOUTHTRAC-GW: An Airborne Field Campaign to Explore Gravity Wave Dynamics at the World’s Strongest Hotspot

Rapp, Markus and Kaifler, Bernd and Dörnbrack, Andreas and Gisinger, Sonja and Mixa, Tyler and Reichert, Robert and Kaifler, Natalie and Knobloch, Stefanie and Eckert, Ramona and Wildmann, Norman and Giez, Andreas and Krasauskas, Lukas and Preusse, Peter and Geldenhuys, Markus and Riese, Martin and Woiwode, Wolfgang and Friedl-Vallon, Felix and Sinnhuber, Björn-Martin and Torre, Alejandro de la and Alexander, Peter and Hormaechea, Jose Luis and Janches, Diego and Garhammer, Markus and Chau, Jorge L. and Conte, J. Federico and Hoor, Peter and Engel, Andreas (2021) SOUTHTRAC-GW: An Airborne Field Campaign to Explore Gravity Wave Dynamics at the World’s Strongest Hotspot. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 102 (4), E871-E893. American Meteorological Society. doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-20-0034.1. ISSN 0003-0007.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-20-0034.1

Abstract

The southern part of South America and the Antarctic peninsula are known as the world’s strongest hotspot region of stratospheric gravity wave (GW) activity. Large tropospheric winds are deflected by the Andes and the Antarctic Peninsula and excite GWs that might propagate into the upper mesosphere. Satellite observations show large stratospheric GW activity above the mountains, the Drake Passage, and in a belt centered along 60°S. This scientifically highly interesting region for studying GW dynamics was the focus of the Southern Hemisphere Transport, Dynamics, and Chemistry–Gravity Waves (SOUTHTRAC-GW) mission. The German High Altitude and Long Range Research Aircraft (HALO) was deployed to Rio Grande at the southern tip of Argentina in September 2019.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/142126/
Document Type:Article
Title:SOUTHTRAC-GW: An Airborne Field Campaign to Explore Gravity Wave Dynamics at the World’s Strongest Hotspot
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Rapp, MarkusDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1508-5900
Kaifler, BerndDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5891-242X
Dörnbrack, AndreasDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0936-0216
Gisinger, SonjaDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8188-4458
Mixa, TylerDLR, IPAUNSPECIFIED
Reichert, RobertDLR, IPAUNSPECIFIED
Kaifler, NatalieDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3118-6480
Knobloch, StefanieDLR, IPAUNSPECIFIED
Eckert, RamonaDLR, IPAUNSPECIFIED
Wildmann, NormanDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9475-4206
Giez, AndreasDLR, FXUNSPECIFIED
Krasauskas, LukasFZ Jülich, JülichUNSPECIFIED
Preusse, PeterFZ Jülich, JülichUNSPECIFIED
Geldenhuys, MarkusFZ Jülich, JülichUNSPECIFIED
Riese, MartinFZ Jülich, JülichUNSPECIFIED
Woiwode, WolfgangKIT, IMK, KarlsruheUNSPECIFIED
Friedl-Vallon, FelixKIT, IMK, KarlsruheUNSPECIFIED
Sinnhuber, Björn-MartinKIT, IMK, KarlsruheUNSPECIFIED
Torre, Alejandro de laUniversidad Austral, LIDTUA (CIC), ArgentinaUNSPECIFIED
Alexander, PeterCONICET, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaUNSPECIFIED
Hormaechea, Jose LuisUniversidad Nacional de La Plata, ArgentinaUNSPECIFIED
Janches, DiegoNASA, GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland, USAUNSPECIFIED
Garhammer, MarkusLMU, MIM, MünchenUNSPECIFIED
Chau, Jorge L.Leibniz Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Kühlungsborn, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Conte, J. FedericoLeibniz Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Kühlungsborn, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Hoor, PeterUniv. Mainz, MainzUNSPECIFIED
Engel, AndreasUniv. FrankfurtUNSPECIFIED
Date:2021
Journal or Publication Title:Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:102
DOI :10.1175/BAMS-D-20-0034.1
Page Range:E871-E893
Publisher:American Meteorological Society
ISSN:0003-0007
Status:Published
Keywords:Dynamics; Gravity waves; Mountain waves; Stratospheric circulation; Aircraft observations
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Earth Observation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Middle Atmosphere
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Transport Meteorology
Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Lidar
Deposited By: Ziegele, Brigitte
Deposited On:03 May 2021 11:41
Last Modified:03 May 2021 11:41

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