Articles | Volume 20, issue 19
Research article
12 Oct 2020
Research article |  | 12 Oct 2020

New insights into Rossby wave packet properties in the extratropical UTLS using GNSS radio occultations

Robin Pilch Kedzierski, Katja Matthes, and Karl Bumke

Data sets


The ERA-Interim reanalysis: configuration and performance of the data assimilation system D. P. Dee, S. M. Uppala, A. J. Simmons, P. Berrisford, P. Poli, S. Kobayashi, U. Andrae, M. A. Balmaseda, G. Balsamo, P. Bauer, P. Bechtold, A. C. M. Beljaars, L. van de Berg, J. Bidlot, N. Bormann, C. Delsol, R. Dragani, M. Fuentes, A. J. Geer, L. Haimberger, S. B. Healy, H. Hersbach, E. V. Hólm, L. Isaksen, P. Kållberg, M. Köhler, M. Matricardi, A. P. McNally, B. M. Monge‐Sanz, J.‐J. Morcrette, B.‐K. Park, C. Peubey, P. de Rosnay, C. Tavolato, J.‐N. Thépaut, and F. Vitart

CDAAC Data Products CDAAC (COSMIC Data Analysis and Archive Center)

Extract equatorial waves by filtering in the Wheeler–Kiladis wavenumber-frequency domain C. Schreck

Model code and software

A Language and Environment for Statistical Computing R Core Team

Short summary
Rossby wave packet (RWP) dynamics are crucial for weather forecasting, climate change projections and stratosphere–troposphere interactions. Our study is a first attempt to describe RWP behavior in the UTLS with global coverage directly from observations, using GNSS-RO data. Our novel results show an interesting relation of RWP vertical propagation with sudden stratospheric warmings and provide very useful information to improve RWP diagnostics in models and reanalysis.
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