GSWM Sample Output: April Temperature Diurnal Tide
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Contour plot of the temperature perturbation field of the diurnal tide
in April as a function of altitude, latitude, and local time. Dashed
lines and blue colors indicate perturbations in degrees K (C) below the
background temperature field. This cross section is independent of
longitude. The phase velocity is downward, though the tide propagates upward.
Note the peak over the equator between 100-110km and the symmetry across the
equator. The phase of the tide is the same across the equator.
Compare this structure with the higher, stronger
semidiurnal temperature tide.
This is the same field that is
plotted on the globe at 111 km at the top of the GSWM