Articles | Volume 21, issue 13
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, Jörn Ungermann, Peter Preusse, Felix Friedl-Vallon, Andreas Zahn, Helmut Ziereis, Christian Rolf, Felix Plöger, Paul Konopka, Bärbel Vogel, and Martin Riese


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ED: Publish as is (01 Apr 2021) by Mathias Palm
Short summary
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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