Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Research article
05 Feb 2020
Research article |  | 05 Feb 2020

Advanced hodograph-based analysis technique to derive gravity-wave parameters from lidar observations

Irina Strelnikova, Gerd Baumgarten, and Franz-Josef Lübken

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One of the major problems of climate and weather modeling is atmospheric gravity waves. All measured meteorological parameters such as winds and temperature reveal superposition of large-scale background field and small-scale features created by waves. We developed an analysis technique that decomposes the measured winds and temperature into single waves, which allows for a detailed description of wave parameters. Application of this technique will improve understanding of atmospheric dynamics.