volume 149, issue 5, P1559-1575 2021
DOI: 10.1175/mwr-d-20-0288.1
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Ioana Colfescu, Joseph B. Klemp, Massimo A. Bollasina, Stephen D. Mobbs, Ralph R. Burton

Abstract: AbstractOn 20 October 2016, aircraft observations documented a significant train of lee waves above and downstream of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula on the west coast of Iceland. Simulations of this event with the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model provide an excellent representation of the observed structure of these mountain waves. The orographic features producing these waves are characterized by the isolated Snæfellsjökull volcano near the tip of the peninsula and a fairly uniform ridge along its spin…

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