Chaotic features of the atmospheric motions near the tropopause revealed by MU radar observation: Case study
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1990 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 25, Issue 5, pages 1065–1070, September-October 1990
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1990), Chaotic features of the atmospheric motions near the tropopause revealed by MU radar observation: Case study, Radio Sci., 25(5), 1065–1070, doi:10.1029/RS025i005p01065., , , , , , , and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 6 NOV 1989
- Manuscript Received: 31 MAY 1989
On the basis of the data of the upper wind measurements made with middle and upper atmosphere (MU) radar, some dynamical characteristics of the atmospheric motions occurring near the tropopause are analyzed. The results show that the investigated atmospheric systems are chaotic, their correlation dimensionalities lie between 4 and 6, and their order-2 entropies lie between 0.008 and 0.015 (bit/min). They present the minimum number of the essential variables necessary to simulate the dynamics of the systems and the mean predictable time scale of the attractors, respectively. These are very useful for establishing a model atmosphere, designing the observation schema, and forecasting by means of MU radar.