Articles | Volume 19, issue 24
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 15377–15414, 2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 15377–15414, 2019

Research article 17 Dec 2019

Research article | 17 Dec 2019

Gravity waves in the winter stratosphere over the Southern Ocean: high-resolution satellite observations and 3-D spectral analysis

Neil P. Hindley et al.


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AR by Neil Hindley on behalf of the Authors (13 Sep 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Sep 2019) by Rolf Müller
RR by Markus Rapp (24 Sep 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (15 Oct 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (17 Oct 2019) by Rolf Müller
Short summary
In this study, a 3–D Stockwell transform is applied to AIRS–Aqua satellite observations in the first extended 3–D study of stratospheric gravity waves over the Southern Ocean during winter. A dynamic environment is revealed that contains some of the most intense gravity wave sources on Earth. A particularly striking result is a large–scale meridional convergence of gravity wave momentum flux towards latitudes near 60 °S, something which is not normally considered in model parameterisations.
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