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JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. ???, XXXX, DOI:10.1029/, Chapter 5: Gravity Waves in the Stratosphere
 

Summary: JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. ???, XXXX, DOI:10.1029/,
Chapter 5: Gravity Waves in the Stratosphere
M. Joan Alexander
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M. J. Alexander, NWRA, Colorado Research Associates Div., 3380 Mitchell Lane, Boulder,
CO 80301, USA.
1
NWRA, Colorado Research Associates
Div., 3380 Mitchell Lane, Boulder, CO
80301, USA.
D R A F T December 3, 2009, 9:44am D R A F T
X - 2 ALEXANDER: STRATOSPHERIC GRAVITY WAVES
Abstract. This chapter presents a review of some recent research high-
lighting direct gravity wave effects in the stratosphere. In the last 20 years,
our understanding of the range of these effects has grown in tandem with
improvements in resolution in both observations and models. The effects in-
clude gravity wave-driving of the general circulation, temperature structure
and related effects on polar ozone chemistry, and effects on ice clouds. Re-
cent observations of gravity waves in the stratosphere that help to quantify
these effects are also highlighted. The observations are giving the picture of

  

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

 

Collections: Geosciences