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JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. ???, XXXX, DOI:10.1029/, Three-Dimensional Properties of Andes Mountain1
 

Summary: JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. ???, XXXX, DOI:10.1029/,
Three-Dimensional Properties of Andes Mountain1
Waves Observed by Satellite: A Case Study2
M. Joan Alexander
Colorado Research Associates, Div. of NorthWest Research Associates,3
Boulder, Colorado, USA4
Hector Teitelbaum
Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique, Paris, France5
M.J. Alexander, NorthWest Research Associates, Colorado Research Associates Division, 3380
Mitchell Lane, Boulder, CO 80301, USA (alexand@cora.nwra.com)
H. Teitelbaum, Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique / E.N.S. 24 rue Lhomond, 75235
PARIS cedex 05, FRANCE
D R A F T September 26, 2011, 7:15am D R A F T
X - 2 ALEXANDER & TEITELBAUM:
Abstract.6
The southern Andes region has been clearly identified in previous satel-7
lite and balloon observations and in global models as a "hotspot" of small-8
scale gravity wave activity, with monthly mean momentum fluxes exceed-9
ing 10 times background values in fall, winter and spring seasons. This makes10
this region a focus of interest for global circulation and climate studies. We11

  

Source: Alexander, M. Joan - Colorado Research Associates Division, Northwest Research Associates, Inc.

 

Collections: Geosciences