Articles | Volume 2, issue 2
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 359–372, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-359-2021
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 359–372, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-359-2021

Research article 16 Apr 2021

Research article | 16 Apr 2021

The signature of the tropospheric gravity wave background in observed mesoscale motion

Claudia Christine Stephan and Alexis Mariaccia

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Vertical motion on horizontal scales of a few hundred kilometers can influence cloud properties. This motion is difficult to measure directly but can be inferred from the area-averaged mass divergence. The latter can be derived from horizontal wind measurements at the area’s perimeter. This study derives vertical properties of area-averaged divergence from an extensive network of atmospheric soundings and proposes an explanation for the variation of divergence magnitudes with area size.