Accession Number : ADA180689

Title :   Gravity Wave Momentum at Poker Flat Using the Symmetrical Two-Beam Method.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION BOULDER COLO AERONOMY LAB

Personal Author(s) : McAfee,J. R. ; Balsley,B. B.

Report Date : FEB 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Measurements of the gravity wave momentum flux have been carried out using the Poker Flat radar and the symmetrical two-beam method. The results for an eight-day averaging period give flux values between + or- 1 m-sq/sec-sq within a valid altitude range of 9 to 15 km. These results are reasonably consistent with the few similar measurements available. Keywords: Gravity wave momentum; Fluxes; symmetrical two beam method.

Descriptors :   *GRAVITY WAVES, *MOMENTUM TRANSFER, *ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, ALTITUDE, FLUX(RATE), MOMENTUM, RANGE(EXTREMES), SYMMETRY, MULTIPLE BEAMS(RADIATION), RADAR BEAMS, RADAR SCANNING

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE