Simulations of large winds and wind shears induced by gravity wave breaking in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere (MLT) region

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X. Liu; X. Liu; J. Xu; H.-L. Liu; J. Yue; W. Yuan;
(2014)
  • Publisher: Copernicus Publications
  • Journal: Annales Geophysicae (issn: 0992-7689, eissn: 1432-0576)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.5194/angeo-32-543-2014
  • Subject: Geophysics. Cosmic physics | Q | Science | Physics | QC1-999 | QC801-809
    arxiv: Physics::Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics | Astrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena | Physics::Space Physics | Astrophysics::Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

Using a fully nonlinear two-dimensional (2-D) numerical model, we simulated gravity waves (GWs) breaking and their contributions to the formation of large winds and wind shears in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere (MLT). An eddy diffusion coefficient is use... View more
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