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Upper atmospheric planetary-wave and gravity-wave observationsPreviously collected data on atmospheric pressure, density, temperature and winds between 25 and 200 km from sources including Meteorological Rocket Network data, ROBIN falling sphere data, grenade release and pitot tube data, meteor winds, chemical release winds, satellite data, and others were analyzed by a daily-difference method, and results on the magnitude of atmospheric perturbations interpreted as gravity waves and planetary waves are presented. Traveling planetary-wave contributions in the 25-85 km range were found to have significant height and latitudinal variation. It was found that observed gravity-wave density perturbations and wind are related to one another in the manner predicted by gravity-wave theory. It was determined that, on the average, gravity-wave energy deposition or reflection occurs at all altitudes except the 55-75 km region of the mesosphere.
Document ID
19740029285
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Justus, C. G. (Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Ga., United States)
Woodrum, A. (Georgia Southern College Statesboro, Ga., United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1973
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Volume: 30
Subject Category
SPACE SCIENCES
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGL-11-002-004
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS8-26658
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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