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New Clues to Origins of Mysterious Atmospheric Waves in Antarctica

New Clues to Origins of Mysterious Atmospheric Waves in Antarctica


Two years after a CIRES and CU Boulder team discovered a previously unknown class of waves rippling continuously through the upper Antarctic atmosphere, they’ve uncovered tantalizing clues to the waves’ origins. The interdisciplinary science team’s work to understand the formation of “persistent gravity waves” promises to help researchers better understand connections between the layers of Earth’s atmosphere—helping form a more complete understanding of air circulation around the world.

CU team finds link between gravity waves in upper and lower Antarctic atmosphere, helping create clearer picture of global air circulation
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
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