A case study of a low-level jet during OPALE
- CNRS/UJF – Grenoble 1, Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Géophysique de l'Environnement (LGGE), France
Abstract. A case study of a low-level jet (LLJ) during the OPALE (Oxidant Production over Antarctic Land and its Export) summer campaign is presented. It has been observed at Dome C (East Antarctica) and is simulated accurately by the three-dimensional version of the Modèle Atmosphérique Régional (MAR). It is found that this low-level jet is not related to an episode of thermal wind, suggesting that Dome C may be a place where turbulence on flat terrain can be studied.