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Ann. Geophys., 38, 527–544, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-38-527-2020
Ann. Geophys., 38, 527–544, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-38-527-2020
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20 Apr 2020
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Forcing mechanisms of the migrating quarterdiurnal tide

Christoph Geißler et al.

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This is an extensive model study to analyze the migrating quarterdiurnal solar tide (QDT) and its forcing mechanisms in the middle atmosphere. We first show a climatology of the QDT amplitudes and examine the contribution of the different forcing mechanisms, including direct solar, nonlinear and gravity wave forcing, on the QDT amplitude. We then investigate the destructive interference between the individual forcing mechanisms.