Articles | Volume 9, issue 6
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 2545–2565, 2016
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 2545–2565, 2016

Research article 09 Jun 2016

Research article | 09 Jun 2016

A two-dimensional Stockwell transform for gravity wave analysis of AIRS measurements

Neil P. Hindley et al.

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Gravity waves are medium-sized momentum-carrying atmospheric waves that nearly all weather and climate models struggle to represent. Thus, the accurate global measurement of gravity-wave properties in the real atmosphere is of key importance. Here we use a new two-dimensional Stockwell transform (2-DST) method to measure key GW properties in 2-D satellite data. We show that our 2-DST approach greatly improves upon current methods, particularly if a new elliptical spectral window is used.