Gravity Wave Forcing and Influences Near the Mesopause
Final technical rept.
COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER LAB FOR ATMOSPHERIC AND SPACE PHYSICS
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Our goals in this research were to address gravity wave effects near the mesopause using largely analytic and modeling techniques. A first approach employed an analytic description of the gravity wave field to develop a parameterization scheme for the most important wave effects at greater altitudes that was based on the observed characteristics of the wave spectrum. A second approach was intended to apply pseudo-spectral collocation techniques for studies of wave excitation, instability, dissipation, and interaction processes thought to play important roles in the circulation, structure, and variability throughout the atmosphere.
- Atmospheric Physics