Articles | Volume 22, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 15093–15133, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-15093-2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 15093–15133, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-15093-2022
Research article
28 Nov 2022
Research article | 28 Nov 2022

Intermittency of gravity wave potential energies and absolute momentum fluxes derived from infrared limb sounding satellite observations

Manfred Ern et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-389', Petr Šácha, 27 Jul 2022
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-389', Corwin Wright, 30 Aug 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-389', Anonymous Referee #2, 31 Aug 2022
  • RC3: 'Comment on acp-2022-389', Anonymous Referee #3, 06 Sep 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Manfred Ern on behalf of the Authors (20 Oct 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (05 Nov 2022) by Peter Haynes
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Short summary
Based on data from the HIRDLS and SABER infrared limb sounding satellite instruments, we investigate the intermittency of global distributions of gravity wave (GW) potential energies and GW momentum fluxes in the stratosphere and mesosphere using probability distribution functions (PDFs) and Gini coefficients. We compare GW intermittency in different regions, seasons, and altitudes. These results can help to improve GW parameterizations and the distributions of GWs resolved in models.
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