Articles | Volume 15, issue 4
Research article
27 Feb 2015
Research article |  | 27 Feb 2015

Comparing turbulent parameters obtained from LITOS and radiosonde measurements

A. Schneider, M. Gerding, and F.-J. Lübken


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AR by Andreas Schneider on behalf of the Authors (22 Oct 2014)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 Nov 2014) by William Ward
RR by Marvin Geller (30 Nov 2014)
RR by Richard Wilson (03 Dec 2014)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (09 Dec 2014) by William Ward
AR by Andreas Schneider on behalf of the Authors (24 Dec 2014)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (26 Jan 2015) by William Ward
Short summary
Stratospheric turbulence is essential for the atmospheric energy budget. We compare in situ observations with our LITOS method based on spectral analysis of mm-scale wind fluctuations with the Thorpe method applied to standard radiosondes. Energy dissipations rates from both methods differ by up to 3 orders of magnitude. Nevertheless, mean values are in good agreement. We present case studies on both methods and examine the applicability of the Thorpe method for calculation of dissipation rates.
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