Articles | Volume 7, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 4517–4537, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-7-4517-2014
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 4517–4537, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-7-4517-2014

Research article 18 Dec 2014

Research article | 18 Dec 2014

Intercomparison of stratospheric gravity wave observations with AIRS and IASI

L. Hoffmann et al.

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We present stratospheric gravity wave observations from 4.3 micron radiance measurements by the nadir sounders AIRS and IASI. Three case studies demonstrate that AIRS and IASI provide a consistent picture of the temporal development of individual gravity wave events. Statistical comparisons based on five years of data (2008-2012) also showed similar patterns of gravity wave activity. Long-term records from combined satellite data are an exciting prospect for future gravity wave research.