Articles | Volume 16, issue 8
Research article
21 Apr 2016
Research article |  | 21 Apr 2016

First continuous ground-based observations of long period oscillations in the vertically resolved wind field of the stratosphere and mesosphere

Rolf Rüfenacht, Klemens Hocke, and Niklaus Kämpfer


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AR by Rolf Rüfenacht on behalf of the Authors (26 Feb 2016)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (29 Feb 2016) by Neil Harris
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (03 Mar 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (08 Mar 2016)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (16 Mar 2016) by Neil Harris
AR by Rolf Rüfenacht on behalf of the Authors (07 Apr 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (09 Apr 2016) by Neil Harris
Short summary
We quantitatively analyze oscillations with periods from 5 to 50 days in horizontal wind profiles between mid-stratosphere and mesopause based on more than 44 months of data from high, mid- and low latitudes measured by a novel instrument. For the first time, long time series of continuous wind measurements allow direct observations of dynamics throughout this altitude range. The observations agree remarkably well with the ECMWF model in the stratosphere but discrepancies exist in the mesosphere.
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