Three-dimensional properties of Andes mountain waves observed by satellite : A case study

  title={Three-dimensional properties of Andes mountain waves observed by satellite : A case study},
  author={Michael J. Alexander and Hector Teitelbaum},
[1] The southern Andes region has been clearly identified in previous satellite and balloon observations and in global models as a “hot spot” of small-scale gravity wave activity, with monthly mean momentum fluxes exceeding 10 times background values in fall, winter, and spring seasons. This makes this region a focus of interest for global circulation and climate studies. We analyze a case study on 8 May 2006, combining observations from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder instrument on the Aqua… CONTINUE READING


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