Gravity Wave Processes

Their Parameterization in Global Climate Models

  • Kevin Hamilton
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-60654-0

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 50)

Table of contents (26 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Gravity-Wave Parameters in the Lower Stratosphere
    R. A. Vincent, S. J. Allen, S. D. Eckermann
    Pages 7-25
  3. Analysis of Intermittency in Aircraft Measurements of Velocity, Temperature and Atmospheric Tracers using Wavelet Transforms
    Julio T. Bacmeister, Stephen D. Eckermann, Lynn Sparling, K. Roland Chan, Max Loewenstein, Michael H. Proffitt
    Pages 85-102
  4. Numerical Modelling of Inertia-Gravity Wave Emission by Fronts and Jets
    Michael J. Reeder, Morwenna Griffiths
    Pages 137-152
  5. Estimate of Atmospheric Dissipation Derived from UARS/HRDI Measurements
    Valery A. Yudin, Marvin A. Geller, Boris V. Khattatov
    Pages 187-197
  6. Nonlinearity of the saturation spectrum
    Colin O. Hines
    Pages 227-244
  7. Modeling the Seasonal Cycles and Equatorial Oscillations with a Parameterization of the Doppler Spread Gravity Wave Theory
    Hans G. Mayr, J. G. Mengel, C. O. Hines, K. L. Chan, N. F. Arnold
    Pages 257-274
  8. The representation of sub-grid scale orography in GCMs
    François Lott, Martin Miller
    Pages 275-290

About these proceedings


The subject of this volume is the observation and modelling of the gravity wave field in the atmosphere. The focus is on the question of how to include the effects of small-scale gravity waves in sophisticated global climate models.
The book comprises 26 chapters, including contributions from distinguished experts in observation and theory, along with results from studies of gravity wave parameterization within comprehensive climate models.


Atmosphäre Gravitationswellen Klima Meteorologie Meteorology Scale Troposphere Zirkulation atmosphere climate climatology metorology modelling stratosphere temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • Kevin Hamilton
    • 1
  1. 1.Geophysical Fluid Dynamics LaboratoryPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64495-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60654-0