The South Georgia Wave Experiment: A Means for Improved Analysis of Gravity Waves and Low-Level Wind Impacts Generated from Mountainous Islands

D. R. Jackson, A. Gadian, N. P. Hindley, L. Hoffmann, J. Hughes, J. King, T. Moffat-griffin, A. C. Moss, A. N. Ross, S. B. Vosper, C. J. Wright, N. J. Mitchell

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New observations at South Georgia, having an extremely intense source of gravity waves (GWs), are used to evaluate model simulations of gravity waves and wakes. Researchers report results from the South Georgia Wave Experiment (SG-WEX), a major coordinated observational and modeling experiment to determine the nature and impacts of gravity waves generated by South Georgia. Goals of SG-WEX include a more comprehensive observational understanding of GWs and the associated development of gravity wave pa­rameterizations to allow the effects from islands such as South Georgia to be better represented in the UM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1027-1040
Number of pages14
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Issue number5
Early online date9 Nov 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018

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  • Atmospheric Science

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