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AFO2000 LEWIZ - Inertia-gravity waves and their connections to breaking Rossby waves

Scientific Goals

  • To investigate breaking Rossby waves in their vertical structure in connection with the polar vortex and to determine the connection with inertia-gravity waves by field experiments
  • To analyse and model the forcing mechanisms and propagation of inertial gravity waves for typical cases of Rossby wave breaking in order to understand the dominating processes
  • To study the mixing and exchange processes between the troposphere and stratosphere caused by inertial gravity waves, to quantify the associated exchanges. 



Privatdozent Dr. habil. Dieter H.W. Peters

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