This is a reply to DOI:10.1029/2008GL034231.
Reply to comment by Igor Esau on “Do stable atmospheric layers exist?”
Article first published online: 9 JUN 2009
Copyright 2009 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 36, Issue 11, June 2009
How to Cite
2009), Reply to comment by Igor Esau on “Do stable atmospheric layers exist?”, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L11812, doi:10.1029/2008GL034980., , , and (
- Issue published online: 9 JUN 2009
- Article first published online: 9 JUN 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 6 MAY 2009
- Manuscript Received: 13 JUN 2008
- atmospheric stability;
 We would like to thank Esau (2009) for attempting to save the classical notion of stable layers; his argument is very close to one raised up by an anonymous reviewer of Lovejoy et al. (2008b). Since a similar argument is often invoked to justify atmospheric applications of linear gravity wave theories, it appears to be widespread in the community. We therefore hope this debate will clarify the issue.