Articles | Volume 15, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 7797–7818, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-7797-2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 7797–7818, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-7797-2015
Research article
16 Jul 2015
Research article | 16 Jul 2015

The southern stratospheric gravity wave hot spot: individual waves and their momentum fluxes measured by COSMIC GPS-RO

N. P. Hindley et al.

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In nearly all GCMs, unresolved gravity wave (GW) drag may cause the southern stratospheric winter polar vortex to break down too late. Here, we characterise GWs in this region of the atmosphere using GPS radio occultation. We find GWs may propagate into the region from other latitudes. We develop a new quantitative wave identification method to learn about regional wave populations. We also find intense GW momentum fluxes over the southern Andes and Antarctic Peninsula GW hot spot.
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