Observations of gravity wave scales, fluxes, and saturation during MAP
- Reid, I. M.
- Apr 1, 1989.
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- During the MAP/MAC period, considerable improvements in instrumentation and experimental technique have occurred, and many hitherto unavailable parameters relating to gravity waves have become available. Studies of individual wave events and simultaneous observations made with a variety of techniques have provided insight into wave saturation mechanisms. In addition, long data sets of upper middle atmosphere winds were collected at a number of widely spaced sites, allowing climatological investigations of gravity wave amplitudes, wave number spectra, polarization, mean flow acceleration, and other saturation effects to be undertaken. Observations of gravity wave scales, momentum fluxes, saturation and saturation effects obtained during MAP/MAC, made on both a statistical and case study basis are reviewed.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19890020499., Accession ID: 89N29870., and International Council of Scientific Unions, Middle Atmosphere Program. Handbook for MAP, volume 27; p 87-103.
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