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Comparison of Global Distributions of Zonal-Mean Gravity Wave Variance Inferred from Different Satellite InstrumentsGravity wave temperature fluctuations acquired by the CRISTA instrument are compared to previous estimates of zonal-mean gravity wave temperature variance inferred from the LIMS, MLS and GPS/MET satellite instruments during northern winter. Careful attention is paid to the range of vertical wavelengths resolved by each instrument. Good agreement between CRISTA data and previously published results from LIMS, MLS and GPS/MET are found. Key latitudinal features in these variances are consistent with previous findings from ground-based measurements and some simple models. We conclude that all four satellite instruments provide reliable global data on zonal-mean gravity wave temperature fluctuations throughout the middle atmosphere.
Document ID
20030002454
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Preusse, Peter (Wuppertal Univ. Germany)
Eckermann, Stephen D. (Naval Research Lab. Washington, DC United States)
Offermann, Dirk (Wuppertal Univ. Germany)
Jackman, Charles H.
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 2000
Publication Information
Publication: Geophysical Research Letters
Volume: 27
Issue: 23
ISSN: 0094-8276
Subject Category
Geophysics
Report/Patent Number
Paper-2000GL011916
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS5-98045
Distribution Limits
Public
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