Articles | Volume 18, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4803–4815, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4803-2018

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4803–4815, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4803-2018

Research article 09 Apr 2018

Research article | 09 Apr 2018

On the origin of the mesospheric quasi-stationary planetary waves in the unusual Arctic winter 2015/2016

Vivien Matthias and Manfred Ern

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The aim of this study is to find the origin of mesospheric stationary planetary wave (SPW) in the subtropics and in mid and polar latitudes in mid winter 2015/2016. Our results based on observations show that upward propagating SPW and in situ generated SPWs by longitudinally variable gravity wave drag and by instabilities can be responsible for the occurrence of mesospheric SPWs and that they can act at the same time, which confirms earlier model studies.
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