Journal article

Gravity waves generated by convection during TWP-ICE: I. inertia-gravity waves

MCN Hankinson, MJ Reeder, TP Lane

Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres | American Geophysical Union | Published : 2014


Gravity waves are analyzed in radiosonde soundings taken during the Tropical Warm Pool-International Cloud Experiment (TWP-ICE) campaign. The properties of the inertia-gravity waves are analyzed in Part I, whereas Part II focuses on high-frequency gravity waves. Two groups of inertia-gravity waves are detected: group L (Long vertical wavelength) in the middle stratosphere during the suppressed monsoon period and group S (Short vertical wavelength) in the lower stratosphere during the monsoon break period. Waves belonging to group L propagate to the southeast with a mean intrinsic period of 35 h and have vertical and horizontal wavelengths of about 5-6 km and 3000-6000 km, respectively. Ray-t..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council Future Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the Office of Science (BER), U.S. Department of Energy. Todd Lane is supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT0990892). We would like to thank the three anonymous reviewers for their thoughtful comments and suggestions which helped to improve the manuscript greatly.