Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 1031–1048, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-1031-2018

Special issue: Sources, propagation, dissipation and impact of gravity waves...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 1031–1048, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-1031-2018

Research article 22 Feb 2018

Research article | 22 Feb 2018

An intercomparison of stratospheric gravity wave potential energy densities from METOP GPS radio occultation measurements and ECMWF model data

Markus Rapp et al.

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Temperature profiles from operational weather satellites are used to determine the global distribution of gravity wave activity. This is an important information to constrain global climate models. The quality of this data set is assessed by systematic comparison to model fields from ECMWF which are considered very high quality. This reveals good agreement between model and observations, albeit the model misses localized centers of wave activity if model resolution is too low.