Articles | Volume 11, issue 3
Research article
08 Mar 2018
Research article |  | 08 Mar 2018

On the distortions in calculated GW parameters during slanted atmospheric soundings

Alejandro de la Torre, Peter Alexander, Torsten Schmidt, Pablo Llamedo, and Rodrigo Hierro

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Cited articles

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Alexander, P., de la Torre, A., Hierro, R., and Llamedo, P.: An improvement of the sensitivity of GPS radio occultation data to detect gravity waves through observational and modeling factors, Adv. Space Res., 57, 543–55, 2016. 
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This work is based on previous findings from our group of researchers, regarding the analysis of atmospheric data from slanted soundings during radiosoundings and GPS radio occulations. Several gravity wave climatologies may be found in the literature that to a certain extent are affected by considerable measurement distortions. We intend here to contribute to the interpretation of gravity waves analyses from slanted soundings in future climatologies.