Equatorial stratospheric waves

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equatorial stratospheric waves

Waves that propagate from the tropical troposphere upward into the stratosphere, namely, Kelvin and Yanai (mixed Rossby–gravity) waves triggered by cumulus convection.

These waves play an integral role in the stratospheric quasi-biennial oscillation.