Accession Number:

ADA282482

Title:

Gravity Wave Forcing and Influences Near the Mesopause

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.

Corporate Author:

COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER LAB FOR ATMOSPHERIC AND SPACE PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE