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Observations of solitary waves in the stable atmospheric boundary layer

Rees, J.M.; Anderson, P.S.; King, J.C.. 1998 Observations of solitary waves in the stable atmospheric boundary layer. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 86 (1). 47-61.

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Abstract/Summary

Large amplitude, isolated, wave-like phenomena have been observed in the lowest 40 m of the strongly stably stratified atmospheric boundary layer overlying a coastal Antarctic ice shelf. The waves only occur when prevailing wind speeds are low. They always propagate from over the land, with phase speeds exceeding the local mean wind speed. They have wavelengths of the order of 200 m. Several examples are described and a summary of the statistical properties of these waves events is presented.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Other
ISSN: 0006-8314
NORA Subject Terms: Meteorology and Climatology
Atmospheric Sciences
Date made live: 11 Aug 2010 13:29
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/10159

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