Articles | Volume 19, issue 19
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 12607–12630, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-12607-2019

Special issue: WISE: Wave-driven isentropic exchange in the extratropical...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 12607–12630, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-12607-2019

Research article 09 Oct 2019

Research article | 09 Oct 2019

Evidence of small-scale quasi-isentropic mixing in ridges of extratropical baroclinic waves

Daniel Kunkel et al.

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Short summary
In this study we present a mixing process around the tropopause in extratropical baroclinic waves. We analyze airborne data from a flight during the WISE campaign in autumn 2017 over the North Atlantic. We use idealized experiments to study the mixing process. Although the process occurs on a small geographical scale, it might be of importance due to its relation to a frequent feature of the extratropical UTLS. The process is relevant for STE but is not fully included in climatologies.
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