Gravity wave momentum flux in the lower stratosphere over convection

@inproceedings{Alexander2008GravityWM,
  title={Gravity wave momentum flux in the lower stratosphere over convection},
  author={Michael J. Alexander and Leonhard Pfister},
  year={2008}
}
This work describes a method for estimating vertical fluxes of horizontal momentum carried by short horizontal scale gravity waves (Xx = 10-100 km) using aircraft measured winds in the lower stratosphere. We utilize the in situ wind vector and pressure altitude measurements provided by the Meteorological Measurement System (MMS) on board the ER-2 aircraft to compute the momentum flux vectors at the flight level above deep convection during the tropical experiment of the Stratosphere Troposphere… CONTINUE READING