Articles | Volume 11, issue 5
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-2937-2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-2937-2018
Research article
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18 May 2018
Research article |  | 18 May 2018

Derivation of gravity wave intrinsic parameters and vertical wavelength using a single scanning OH(3-1) airglow spectrometer

Sabine Wüst, Thomas Offenwanger, Carsten Schmidt, Michael Bittner, Christoph Jacobi, Gunter Stober, Jeng-Hwa Yee, Martin G. Mlynczak, and James M. Russell III

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AR by Sabine Wüst on behalf of the Authors (19 Dec 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Jan 2018) by William Ward
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (11 Jan 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (15 Jan 2018)
RR by Alan Liu (15 Jan 2018)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (17 Jan 2018) by William Ward
AR by Sabine Wüst on behalf of the Authors (28 Feb 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 Mar 2018) by William Ward
RR by Alan Liu (03 Apr 2018)
ED: Publish as is (07 Apr 2018) by William Ward
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Short summary
OH*-spectrometer measurements allow the analysis of gravity wave ground-based periods, but spatial information cannot necessarily be deduced. We combine the approach of Wachter at al. (2015) in order to derive horizontal wavelengths (but based on only one OH* spectrometer) with additional information about wind and temperature and compute vertical wavelengths. Knowledge of these parameters is a precondition for the calculation of further information such as the wave group velocity.