EOL Seminar: Flying Through New Zealand's Gravity Waves

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 15:30 to 16:30
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Mike Reeves
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James D. Doyle
NRL, Marine Meteorology Division

The DEEP propagating gravity WAVE program (DEEPWAVE) is a comprehensive measurement and modeling program centered on New Zealand and focused on providing a new understanding of gravity wave dynamics and impacts from the troposphere through the mesosphere and lower thermosphere. This program employed several research aircraft from a base in New Zealand during June-July 2014. The NSF/NCAR GV was equipped with new remote sensing instruments that provide measurements up to ~100 km altitudes. The DEEPWAVE observations include cases of topographically generated gravity waves, as well as waves generated by non-orographic sources. Examples of coupling between the lower and upper levels will be shown using the in situ and remote sensing observations, as well as high-resolution models with deep domains.

Thursday, 18 September 2018, 3:30 PM
Refreshments 3:15 PM
NCAR-Foothills Laboratory • 3450 Mitchell Lane
Bldg 2 Seminar Room (Rm1001)