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ACP | Articles | Volume 20, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 10091–10109, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-10091-2020
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Special issue: Sources, propagation, dissipation and impact of gravity waves...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 10091–10109, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-10091-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 28 Aug 2020

Research article | 28 Aug 2020

Airborne measurements and large-eddy simulations of small-scale gravity waves at the tropopause inversion layer over Scandinavia

Sonja Gisinger et al.

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Gravity waves are an important coupling mechanism in the atmosphere. Measurements by two research aircraft during a mountain wave event over Scandinavia in 2016 revealed changes of the horizontal scales in the vertical velocity field and of momentum fluxes in the vicinity of the tropopause inversion. Idealized simulations revealed the presence of interfacial waves. They are found downstream of the mountain peaks, meaning that they horizontally transport momentum/energy away from their source.
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