Articles | Volume 16, issue 11
Research article
13 Jun 2016
Research article |  | 13 Jun 2016

Tuning of a convective gravity wave source scheme based on HIRDLS observations

Quang Thai Trinh, Silvio Kalisch, Peter Preusse, Manfred Ern, Hye-Yeong Chun, Stephen D. Eckermann, Min-Jee Kang, and Martin Riese


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AR by Thai Trinh on behalf of the Authors (24 Mar 2016)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Apr 2016) by Peter Haynes
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (16 Apr 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (10 May 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (15 May 2016)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (17 May 2016) by Peter Haynes
AR by Thai Trinh on behalf of the Authors (30 May 2016)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Convection is an important source of atmospheric gravity waves (GWs). In this work, scales of convective GWs seen by limb sounders were first defined based on observed spectral information. Interactions of these waves with the background were considered. Long-scale convective GWs addressed by this approach showed significant importance in driving the QBO. Zonal mean of GW momentum flux and its vertical gradients are in good agreement with respective observations provided by limb sounders.
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