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Detection of severe storms through a tropospheric-ionospheric coupling mechanismAcoustic-gravity waves were detected by a ground-based ionospheric sounding array, and the location of the wave generation source was determined by a reverse group ray path computation. Computed sources of these waves were located near locations where tornadoes touched down from 2 to 4 hours later. It is suggested that the overshooting and ensuing collapse of convective turrets may be responsible for generating the acoustic-gravity waves observed.
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Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Hung, R. J.
(Alabama Univ. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Smith, R. E.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1977
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center 3d NASA Weather and Climate Program Sci. Rev.
Subject Category
Meteorology And Climatology
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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