Comment on "Reinterpreting aircraft measurement in anisotropic scaling turbulence" by Lovejoy et al. (2009)
Recently, Lovejoy et al. (2009) argued that the steep ~k-3 atmospheric kinetic energy spectrum at synoptic scales (>~1000km) observed by aircraft is a spurious artefact of aircraft following isobars instead of isoheights. Without taking into account the earth's rotation they hypothesize that the horizontal atmospheric energy spectrum should scale as...