Articles | Volume 16, issue 13
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 8447–8460, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-8447-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 8447–8460, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-8447-2016

Research article 12 Jul 2016

Research article | 12 Jul 2016

On the climatological probability of the vertical propagation of stationary planetary waves

Khalil Karami et al.

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AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (21 Apr 2016)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 Apr 2016) by Peter Haynes
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (02 May 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (10 May 2016)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (17 May 2016) by Peter Haynes
AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (20 May 2016)  Author's response
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (28 May 2016) by Peter Haynes
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (08 Jun 2016)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (12 Jun 2016) by Peter Haynes
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We introduce a diagnostic tool to assess in a climatological framework the optimal propagation conditions for stationary planetary waves. Analyzing 50 winters using NCEP/NCAR reanalysis data we demonstrate several problematic features of the refractive index of Rossby waves. We introduced the Rossby waves membership value function to calculate the optimal propagation conditions for Rossby waves. Sensitivity of our diagnostic tool to strong and weak vortex regimes are examined.
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