Composition effects in thermospheric gravity waves
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1976 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 3, Issue 12, pages 727–730, December 1976
How to Cite
(1976), Composition effects in thermospheric gravity waves. Geophysical Research Letters, 3: 727–730. doi: 10.1029/GL003i012p00727
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 OCT 1976
- Manuscript Received: 18 AUG 1976
Classical linearized gravity wave theory is employed to derive relationships between amplitude ratios and phase angles of atmospheric constituents undergoing acoustic-gravity wave oscillations. These results are compared with recently reported Atmospheric Explorer-C satellite data. Calculated amplitude and phase characteristics, for a large class of pure internal gravity wave oscillations, are in accord with the AE-C satellite measurements.