Articles | Volume 19, issue 15
Research article
09 Aug 2019
Research article |  | 09 Aug 2019

Comparison of equatorial wave activity in the tropical tropopause layer and stratosphere represented in reanalyses

Young-Ha Kim, George N. Kiladis, John R. Albers, Juliana Dias, Masatomo Fujiwara, James A. Anstey, In-Sun Song, Corwin J. Wright, Yoshio Kawatani, François Lott, and Changhyun Yoo


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ED: Publish as is (28 Jun 2019) by Timothy J. Dunkerton
Short summary
Reanalyses are widely used products of meteorological variables, generated using observational data and assimilation systems. We compare six modern reanalyses, with focus on their representation of equatorial waves which are important in stratospheric variability and stratosphere–troposphere exchange. Agreement/spreads among the reanalyses in the spectral properties and spatial distributions of the waves are examined, and satellite impacts on the wave representation in reanalyses are discussed.
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