Articles | Volume 18, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 15643–15667, 2018

Special issue: Sources, propagation, dissipation and impact of gravity waves...

Special issue: The Polar Stratosphere in a Changing Climate (POLSTRACC) (ACP/AMT...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 15643–15667, 2018
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30 Oct 2018
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Mesoscale fine structure of a tropopause fold over mountains

Wolfgang Woiwode et al.

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GLORIA observations during two crossings of the polar front jet stream resolve the fine mesoscale structure of a tropopause fold in high detail. Tracer–tracer correlations of H2O and O3 are presented as a function of potential temperature and reveal an active mixing region. Our study confirms conceptual models of tropopause folds, validates the high quality of ECMWF IFS forecasts, and suggests that mountain waves are capable of modulating exchange processes in the vicinity of tropopause folds.
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