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https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-7667-2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-7667-2015
Research article
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14 Jul 2015
Research article |  | 14 Jul 2015

Aircraft measurements of gravity waves in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere during the START08 field experiment

Fuqing Zhang, Junhong Wei, Meng Zhang, K. P. Bowman, L. L. Pan, E. Atlas, and S. C. Wofsy

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Based on spectral and wavelet analyses, along with a diagnosis of the polarization relations, this study analyzes in situ airborne measurements from the 2008 Stratosphere-Troposphere Analyses of Regional Transport (START08) experiment to characterize gravity waves in the extratropical upper troposphere and lower stratosphere (ExUTLS) region. The focus is on the second research flight (RF02), which was dedicated to probing gravity waves associated with strong upper-tropospheric jet-front systems.
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