Observation and Modeling of Tsunami-Generated Gravity Waves in the Earth's Upper Atmosphere
Interim rept. no.2., 1 Oct 2013-30 Sep 2014
NORTHWEST RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC BELLEVUE WA
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Our objectives are to build a compatible set of models which 1 calculate the atmospheric GWs excited by an ocean tsunami, 2 propagate these GWs into the thermosphere, and 3 reconstruct the GW field in the thermosphere e.g., neutral wind, density and temperature perturbations caused by the GWs as a function of space and time at altitudes of z200-300 km. These perturbations will then be given to Dr. Makela to calculate the 630 nm airglow response to these GWs.
- Atmospheric Physics