Accession Number:

ADA610028

Title:

Observation and Modeling of Tsunami-Generated Gravity Waves in the Earth's Upper Atmosphere

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. no.2., 1 Oct 2013-30 Sep 2014

Corporate Author:

NORTHWEST RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC BELLEVUE WA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-10-15

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE