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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 12061–12074, 2018
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 12061–12074, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-12061-2018

Research article 22 Aug 2018

Research article | 22 Aug 2018

Long-term observation of midlatitude quasi 2-day waves by a water vapor radiometer

Martin Lainer et al.

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A long continuous record (in total 7 years) of middle atmospheric water vapor at the midlatitude NDACC station in Bern is investigated to study quasi 2-day wave oscillations (Q2DWs). We present monthly climatologies of the wave amplitudes and show the periods that the Q2DWs developed. What we observe is very-high-frequency variability. An autobicoherence analysis revealed nonlinear phase couplings between Q2DWs and other atmospheric waves. Our results are useful for model validation purposes.
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