Accession Number : AD0703927

Title :   ATMOSPHERIC GRAVITY WAVE STUDIES. PART A.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s) : Madden,Theodore R. ; Breeding,Roger J. ; Aldon,Terry ; Claerbout,Jon F. ; Miller,Stephen P.

Report Date : MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The linear theory of atmospheric gravity waves in a windy atmosphere and in the presence of a conducting ionosphere are developed. These results are applied to ground level observations of pressure fluctuations and it is shown that much of the background pressure fluctuations is due to instabilities of the tropospheric jet stream. A nonlinear study of these waves shows how the waves and wind interact. These interactions can change the jet stream profile and develop turbulence, but the theory of all these effects is still incomplete. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERES, MICROBAROMETRIC WAVES), THEOREMS, GRAVITY, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, IONOSPHERE, JET STREAMS, TROPOSPHERE, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, STABILITY, INTERACTIONS, PHASE MEASUREMENT, BAROMETERS, TRANSDUCERS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE