Volume 50 1997

Gravity Wave Processes

Their Parameterization in Global Climate Models

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ISBN: 978-3-642-64495-5 (Print) 978-3-642-60654-0 (Online)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-VIII

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    Some Problems Relating to the Observed Characteristics of Gravity Waves in the Middle Atmosphere

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    Pages 7-25

    Gravity-Wave Parameters in the Lower Stratosphere

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    Pages 27-44

    Measurements of Intermittency in the Upper Stratosphere and Mesosphere

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    Pages 45-62

    Climatology and hydrodynamic sources of internal gravity waves in the middle and upper atmosphere

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    Pages 63-68

    Observational Studies of Gravity Waves Associated with Convection

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    Pages 69-84

    Experimental Constraints on Gravity Wave Parameterization from in Situ Measurements of Temperature and Turbulence

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    Pages 85-102

    Analysis of Intermittency in Aircraft Measurements of Velocity, Temperature and Atmospheric Tracers using Wavelet Transforms

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    Pages 103-120

    Observations of Gravity Waves with the UARS Microwave Limb Sounder

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    Pages 121-136

    Maintainance of the Tropical Oscillations of Zonal-Mean Winds in the Middle Atmosphere by Convectively-Forced Gravity Waves

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    Pages 137-152

    Numerical Modelling of Inertia-Gravity Wave Emission by Fronts and Jets

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    Pages 153-168

    A Model of Non-Stationary Gravity Waves in the Stratosphere and Comparison to Observations

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    Pages 169-186

    The Propagation and Breaking of Gravity Waves Excited by Forcing in the Troposphere

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    Pages 187-197

    Estimate of Atmospheric Dissipation Derived from UARS/HRDI Measurements

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    Pages 199-215

    On the nonlinear interactions between gravity waves in shear flows

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    Pages 217-226

    Gravity wave spectral models and the shapes of gravity wave spectra at low vertical wavenumbers

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    Pages 227-244

    Nonlinearity of the saturation spectrum

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    Pages 245-255

    Sensitivity studies using the Hines and Fritts gravity wave drag parameterizations

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    Pages 257-274

    Modeling the Seasonal Cycles and Equatorial Oscillations with a Parameterization of the Doppler Spread Gravity Wave Theory

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    Pages 275-290

    The representation of sub-grid scale orography in GCMs

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    Pages 291-307

    The Effect of Parameterized Gravity Wave Drag on Simulations of the Middle Atmosphere during Northern Winter 1991/1992 — General Evolution

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