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An interesting occurrence of a Rossby wave breaking event observed during the VORCORE experiment is presented and explained. Twenty-seven balloons were launched inside the Antarctic polar vortex. Almost all of

An interesting occurrence of a Rossby wave breaking event observed during the VORCORE experiment is presented and explained. Twenty-seven balloons were launched inside the Antarctic polar vortex. Almost all of these balloons evolved in the stratosphere around 500K within the vortex, except the one launched on 28 October 2005. In this case, the balloon was caught within a tongue of high potential vorticity (PV), and was ejected from the polar vortex. The evolution of this event is studied for the period between 19 and 25 November 2005.

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    • 2013-04-16
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.5194/angeo-31-675-2013
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      1432-0576
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    Moustaoui, M., Teitelbaum, H., & Mahalov, A. (2013). Observation and simulation of wave breaking in the southern hemispheric stratosphere during VORCORE. Annales Geophysicae, 31(4), 675-687. doi:10.5194/angeo-31-675-2013

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