Articles | Volume 15, issue 11
Research article
08 Jun 2015
Research article |  | 08 Jun 2015

A case study of a low-level jet during OPALE

H. Gallée, H. Barral, E. Vignon, and C. Genthon


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AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (10 Apr 2015)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Apr 2015) by Susanne Preunkert
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (23 Apr 2015)
ED: Publish as is (05 May 2015) by Susanne Preunkert
AR by Hubert Gallée on behalf of the Authors (13 May 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
This is the first time that a low-level jet observed above the East Antarctic Plateau is simulated by a regional climate model. This paper illustrates in a 3-D simulation the respective influences of the large-scale pressure gradient force and turbulence on the onset of the low-level jet. As atmospheric turbulence plays a key role in explaining the behaviour of chemical tracers during the OPALE campaign, this paper also increases our confidence in using the outputs of the model for this purpose.
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