Accession Number:

ADA627138

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. no. 3, 1 Oct 2014-30 Sep 2015

Corporate Author:

NORTHWEST RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC BELLEVUE WA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-10-08

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Build a compatible set of models which 1 calculate the spectrum of atmospheric GWs excited by a tsunami using ocean model data as input, 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 the altitudes z200-300 km. These perturbations will then be given to Dr. Makela to calculate the 630 nm airglow and ionospheric response to these GWs.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE