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Mesospheric Mountain Wave Breaking and Oceanic Wave Signatures During DEEPWAVE

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AGU, Fall Meeting 2015


San Francisco, CA

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DEEPWAVE is an international program designed to quantify gravity wave (GW) dynamics and effects from the ground to the upper mesosphere in unprecedented detail. It was based in New Zealand and utilized a range of airborne and ground-based measurements during June and July, 2014. Our primary goal was to study well-documented, but little understood, New Zealand and Tasmania "hotspots" as identified in satellite stratospheric measurements. Multiple flights were conducted over the Southern Ocean and Tasman Sea to quantify deep orographic mountain GWs and also GWs arising from deep convection, jet streams, and frontal systems.

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