Using TRMM latent heat as a source to estimate convection induced gravity wave momentum flux in the lower stratosphere

Chuntao Liu, Joan Alexander, Jadwiga Richter, Julio Bacmeister
2021 Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres  
Latent heat source data derived from space borne radar observation are used to estimate convective gravity wave momentum flux globally • Mean conditional MF is generally larger over land than over ocean, mainly due to the larger latent heating rates • There are still large differences in the convective GW MF between TRMM and WACCM6, due to representation of convection in the model
doi:10.1029/2021jd035785 fatcat:reqtayhc55a6db4ouvuk2hr46q