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This chapter describes a general introduction about previous studies of atmospheric gravity waves. Atmospheric gravity waves have been examined using many types of observational instruments and numerical models. Based on these findings, it has been widely recognized that further constraints for dynamical properties of gravity waves in the Southern Hemisphere middle atmosphere are inevitably required by using both a new observational instrument with fine vertical resolution and a numerical model with high resolution which explicitly resolve fine-scale gravity waves. This study aims to elucidate the dynamical characteristics of gravity waves in the Antarctic mesosphere such as wave parameters, propagation and generation mechanisms, by utilizing two novel methods; a first Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere/Incoherent Scattering (MST/IS) radar in the Antarctic and a first high-top non-hydrostatic global atmospheric model.


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  1. 1.Atmosphere and Ocean Research InstituteThe University of TokyoKashiwaJapan

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