Tidal Oscillations, Shorter Period Gravity Waves and Shear Waves
Published Online: 17 MAR 2013
Copyright © 1974 by the American Geophysical Union.
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
- Published Online: 17 MAR 2013
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1974
Print ISBN: 9780875900186
Online ISBN: 9781118663578
- Atmosphere, Upper—Addresses, essays, lectures;
- Dynamic meteorology—Addresses, essays, lectures
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.