The Reflection and Ducting of Atmospheric Acoustic-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) The Reflection and Ducting of Atmospheric Acoustic-Gravity Waves, in The Upper Atmosphere in Motion, American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM018p0473
- Published Online: 17 MAR 2013
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1974
Print ISBN: 9780875900186
Online ISBN: 9781118663578
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A simple form is derived for the differential equations governing the propagation of acoustic-gravity waves in an atmosphere whose temperature and horizontal wind velocity vary in an arbitrary manner with height. The condition for wave reflection is discussed in some detail, and the W.K.B. approximate solutions are derived and examined. Analytic solutions are obtained for exponential and for linear variations of temperature with height, and group velocities for ducted modes are studied with these models.