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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Cited articles

Alexander, M. J.: Global and seasonal variations in three-dimensional gravity wave momentum flux from satellite limb-sounding temperatures, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 6860–6867,, 2015.
Alexander, M. J. and Ortland, D. A.: Equatorial waves in High Resolution Dynamics Limb Sounder (HIRDLS) data, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D24111,, 2010.
Alexander, M. J. and Rosenlof, K. H.: Gravity-wave forcing in the stratosphere: Observational constraints from the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite and implications for parameterization in global models, J. Geophys. Res., 108, 4597,, 2003.
Alexander, M. J., Gille, J., Cavanaugh, C., Coffey, M., Craig, C., Dean, V., Eden, T., Francis, G., Halvorson, C., Hannigan, J., Khosravi, R., Kinnison, D., Lee, H., Massie, S., and Nardi, B.: Global estimates of gravity wave momentum flux from High Resolution Dynamics Limb Sounder (HIRDLS) observations, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D15S18,, 2008.
Alexander, M. J., Geller, M., McLandress, C., Polavarapu, S., Preusse, P., Sassi, F., Sato, K., Eckermann, S. D., Ern, M., Hertzog, A., Kawatani, Y., Pulido, M., Shaw, T., Sigmond, M., Vincent, R., and Watanabe, S.: Recent developments in gravity wave effects in climate models, and the global distribution of gravity wave momentum flux from observations and models, Q. J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc., 136, 1103–1124,, 2010.
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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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