Articles | Volume 18, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 8313–8330, 2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 8313–8330, 2018

Research article 14 Jun 2018

Research article | 14 Jun 2018

Multivariate analysis of Kelvin wave seasonal variability in ECMWF L91 analyses

Marten Blaauw and Nedjeljka Žagar

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The equatorial Kelvin wave (KW) is the most studied wave feature of the tropical atmosphere, yet not well quantified. Our study simultaneously analyses wind and temperature fields of KWs from ECMWF analyses without any prior data filtering. We provide the KW energy spectrum and its seasonal variability for three KW frequency ranges. We developed a webpage to show the spatial structure of KWs propagating in time through the ECMWF data,, updated on a daily basis.
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