What was the purpose of GWEX?
The Gravity Wave Experiment (GWEX) study objective was to perform Gravity Wave(GW) observations with the airborne IRLI GLORIA on board of HALO. In this way for a first time 3-D tomographic reconstructions of mesoscale GW events in the lower stratosphere were taken.
What was the outcome of GWEX?
Two gravity wave events were observed. On 25 January 2016 a mountain wave above Iceland was reconnoitered. On 28 January 2016 GWs excited by strong winds approaching the southern part of Scandinavia were investigated. For both events tomographic retrievals were performed and the 3-D wave structures were investigated. Consistent pictures of these GWs and their excitation could be inferred.
Download the GWEX Final Report
|Data Coverage (Year)||2016|
|Release Date||February 2019|
|Geographic Site||Iceland, Greenland|
|Field of Application||Gravity waves generated by low-level winds|
|Data Size||91 MB|
Digital Object Identifier: https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-3ri0j2p - GWEX: "Technical Assistance for the Deployment of the GLORIA instrument during the Gravity Wave Experiment (GWEX)"
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