Articles | Volume 11, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 4327–4344, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-4327-2018

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

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 4327–4344, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-4327-2018

Research article 23 Jul 2018

Research article | 23 Jul 2018

Limited angle tomography of mesoscale gravity waves by the infrared limb-sounder GLORIA

Isabell Krisch et al.

Data sets

F10_20160125_GLORIA_dynamics_mode_tomography_FZJ.nc Isabell Krisch https://halo-db.pa.op.dlr.de/dataset/5079

F10_20160125_GLORIA_dynamics_mode_linear_flight_tomography_FZJ.nc Isabell Krisch https://halo-db.pa.op.dlr.de/dataset/5445

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Short summary
Three-dimensional temperature measurements of the atmosphere are required to address current research questions concerning the propagation of gravity waves. Limited angle tomography (LAT) with measurements from an airborne infrared limb imager can provide such 3-D temperature measurements. Wave parameters derived from such LAT measurements achieve an accuracy similar to that derived from full angle tomography, if the orientation of the flight path is optimized with respect to the gravity wave.