Articles | Volume 21, issue 13
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 10249–10272, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-10249-2021

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 10249–10272, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-10249-2021

Research article 07 Jul 2021

Research article | 07 Jul 2021

3-D tomographic observations of Rossby wave breaking over the North Atlantic during the WISE aircraft campaign in 2017

Lukas Krasauskas et al.

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A Rossby wave (RW) breaking event was observed over the North Atlantic during the WISE measurement campaign in October 2017. Infrared limb sounding measurements of trace gases in the lower stratosphere, including high-resolution 3-D tomographic reconstruction, revealed complex spatial structures in stratospheric tracers near the polar jet related to previous RW breaking events. Backward-trajectory analysis and tracer correlations were used to study mixing and stratosphere–troposphere exchange.
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