Accession Number : AD0454979

Title :   THE VISCOUS DAMPING OF ATMOSPHERIC GRAVITY WAVES,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH BOARD OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Pitteway,M. L. V. ; Hines,C. O.

Report Date : 25 JUL 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Dissipation produced by viscous damping and thermal conduction is important in the study of atmospheric gravity waves, which are themselves important in a study of 'irregular' motions in the upper atmosphere. The mathematics of this damping is considered in some detail, and charts are given to assess the effects of viscous damping and thermal conduction at meteor heights in the upper atmosphere. The results are consistent with the conclusions of an earlier analysis, insofar as the two overlap, and extend the range of conditions considered. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*IONOSPHERE, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION), CANADA, ATMOSPHERIC TIDES, ATMOSPHERE MODELS, UPPER ATMOSPHERE, THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY, VISCOSITY, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, DAMPING, DENSITY, GRAVITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE