Articles | Volume 34, issue 9
Ann. Geophys., 34, 781–788, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-34-781-2016
Ann. Geophys., 34, 781–788, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-34-781-2016

Regular paper 19 Sep 2016

Regular paper | 19 Sep 2016

Atmospheric inertia-gravity waves retrieved from level-2 data of the satellite microwave limb sounder Aura/MLS

Klemens Hocke et al.

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Level-2 data Aura Validation Data Center (AVDC) http://avdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/

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The dense horizontal sampling of atmospheric temperature profiles by the microwave limb sounder MLS on the NASA satellite AURA permit the estimation of global distributions of inertia-gravity waves (IGWs) in the middle atmosphere. We present and discuss the estimated global distributions of IGWs for July 2015 and January 2016. A dependence on the zonal wind distribution is obvious. The distributions of IGWs are a bit similar to the global distributions of small-scale gravity waves.