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Annales Geophysicae An open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Ann. Geophys., 31, 459-462, 2013
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-31-459-2013
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07 Mar 2013
Convective cells of internal gravity waves in the earth's atmosphere with finite temperature gradient
O. Onishchenko1,2, O. Pokhotelov1, and V. Fedun3 1Institute of Physics of the Earth, 123995, 10 B. Gruzinskaya str., Moscow, Russia
2Space Research Institute, 117997, 84/32 Profsoyuznaya str., Moscow, Russia
3Dept. of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, The University of Sheffield, Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 3JD, UK
Abstract. In this paper, we have investigated vortex structures (e.g. convective cells) of internal gravity waves (IGWs) in the earth's atmosphere with a finite vertical temperature gradient. A closed system of nonlinear equations for these waves and the condition for existence of solitary convective cells are obtained. In the atmosphere layers where the temperature decreases with height, the presence of IGW convective cells is shown. The typical parameters of such structures in the earth's atmosphere are discussed.

Citation: Onishchenko, O., Pokhotelov, O., and Fedun, V.: Convective cells of internal gravity waves in the earth's atmosphere with finite temperature gradient, Ann. Geophys., 31, 459-462, https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-31-459-2013, 2013.
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