An Effect of Ohmic Losses in Upper Atmospheric Gravity 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) An Effect of Ohmic Losses in Upper Atmospheric Gravity Waves, in The Upper Atmosphere in Motion, American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM018p0458
- 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
The effect of ohmic losses in ionospheric gravity waves is analysed with respect to the selective dissipation of different wave modes. Preferred tilts of phase surfaces are determined, as a function of azimuth of propagation, and these are related to a reported propensity toward a field-alignment of frontal surfaces in travelling ionospheric disturbances.