Tidal Oscillations, Shorter Period Gravity Waves and Shear Waves

  1. C. O. Hines
  1. C. O. Hines

Published Online: 17 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM018p0096

The Upper Atmosphere in Motion

The Upper Atmosphere in Motion

How to Cite

Hines, C. O. (1974) Tidal Oscillations, Shorter Period Gravity Waves and Shear Waves, in The Upper Atmosphere in Motion, American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM018p0096

Author Information

  1. University of Chicago, Illinois

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1974

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900186

Online ISBN: 9781118663578

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Keywords:

  • Atmosphere, Upper—Addresses, essays, lectures;
  • Dynamic meteorology—Addresses, essays, lectures

Summary

Recent developments in the study of atmospheric tides, shorter period gravity waves and shear waves are reviewed. Most noteworthy are: 1) the theoretical clarification of the excitation and distribution of diurnal tidal oscillations, 2) the introduction of sequential rocketborne measurements of tidal parameters to heights of 150 km, and 3) clarification of the roles played by thermal and wind gradients, and by dissipative processes, in the propagation of gravity waves.