kelvin-helmholtz waves
Courtesy of Lyudmila Zinkova

The benefits of the ARISE project will be a better description of the atmosphere and an improved accuracy in short- and medium-range weather forecasts. ARISE measurements will also be used to improve the representation of gravity waves in stratosphere-resolving climate models, crucial to estimating the impact of a range of stratospheric climate forcing on the troposphere. In the long term, the data will be used for monitoring of middle atmosphere climate, its long-term mean trends and changes in extreme events. The benefits also include civil applications related to monitoring of natural hazards.

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