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Stratospheric Gravity Waves Excited by a Propagating Rossby Wave Train—A DEEPWAVE Case Study

Dörnbrack, Andreas and Eckermann, Stephen D. and Williams, Bifford P. and Haggerty, Julie (2022) Stratospheric Gravity Waves Excited by a Propagating Rossby Wave Train—A DEEPWAVE Case Study. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 79 (2), pp. 567-591. American Meteorological Society. doi: 10.1175/JAS-D-21-0057.1. ISSN 0022-4928.

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JAS-D-21-0057.1


There are only a few airborne observations of middle-atmospheric gravity waves in the Southern Hemisphere (Fritts et al. 2016; Rapp et al. 2021). Research flights to latitudes south of 608S are especially rare (e.g., Tuck et al. 1989; Parish and Bromwich 1989; Carli et al. 2000). These early airborne campaigns were mainly motivated by ozone research (Tuck et al. 1997; Tuck 2021) but also documented mesoscale temperature fluctuations (Gary 2008), gravity waves (Bacmeister et al. 1990), and turbulence (Tuck 2008). One of the more recent research flights was conducted during the Deep Propagating Gravity Wave Experiment (DEEPWAVE) experiment in July 2014 using the instrumented NSF/NCAR Gulfstream V research aircraft from an operating base in Christchurch, New Zealand (Fritts et al. 2016). The DEEPWAVE research flight 25 (RF25) went straight southwest from New Zealand to about 638S and returned along the same path back, see Fig. 1. The scientific objectives of this survey flight into the atmospheric flow above the Southern Ocean were based on operational forecasts by a suite of high resolution numerical weather prediction (NWP) models (Fritts et al. 2016, their Table 3) and were formulated as follows prior to the actual flight.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/193580/
Document Type:Article
Title:Stratospheric Gravity Waves Excited by a Propagating Rossby Wave Train—A DEEPWAVE Case Study
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Dörnbrack, AndreasDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0936-0216UNSPECIFIED
Eckermann, Stephen D.Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Williams, Bifford P.Boulder GATS, Boulder, COUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
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
Page Range:pp. 567-591
Publisher:American Meteorological Society
Keywords:Gravity waves; Instability; Rossby waves; Stratospheric circulation; Aircraft observations; Numerical analysis/modeling; Reanalysis data
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 > Transport Meteorology
Deposited By: Ziegele, Brigitte
Deposited On:25 Jan 2023 11:27
Last Modified:30 Jan 2023 12:16

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