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Annales Geophysicae An open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Ann. Geophys., 35, 785-798, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-35-785-2017
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13 Jul 2017
On the influence of zonal gravity wave distributions on the Southern Hemisphere winter circulation
Friederike Lilienthal et al.

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Gravity waves (GWs) are one of the most important dynamical features of the middle atmosphere that extends from the tropopause to the lower thermosphere. They originate from the troposphere and propagate upward. Here, we show the impact of the horizontal GW distribution in the lower atmosphere on the dynamics of the middle atmosphere using a global circulation model. As a result, we find that non-zonal GW structures can force additional stationary planetary waves.
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