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Detection of stratosphere troposphere exchange in cut-off low systemsThe Aberystwyth MST radar has been used as part of the TOASTE program to study the structure of the tropopause in cut-off-low system with an aim to identifying regions where stratosphere-troposphere exchange are taking place. Theory predicts that the vertical gradient in reflected power is proportional to the static stability of the reflecting region, and should therefore resolve tropopause structure. Comparisons of MST power profiles with radiosonde data are presented and show good agreement, revealing regions of indefinite tropopauses, where stratosphere-troposphere exchange is thought to take place. The continuous nature of MST data allows an estimation of the size of these regions.
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Conference Paper
Price, Jeremy D. (Wales Univ. Aberystwyth, United Kingdom)
Vaughan, Geraint (Wales Univ. Aberystwyth, United Kingdom)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1994
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Publication: NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center, Ozone in the Troposphere and Stratosphere, Part 2
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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