Speed-Resonant Terminator Wave Generation In The Earth Troposphere
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- Vasylyev, V.P. & Sergeev, V.A. Earth, Moon, and Planets (1999) 84: 81. doi:10.1023/A:1026585521741
Main features of high-frequency wave disturbances (periods ≤5 min), generated by the solar terminator passing through the Earth atmosphere in a speed-resonance mode, are theoretically investigated. With the troposphere model, formulated in this paper, and the solar terminator, considered as a wave source, the wave spectral density parameters have been computed. Both the terminator local speed, relating to the background, and the space-time lag of atmospheric heating are shown to essentially influence these features. Some possible methods for identification of high-frequency speed-resonant atmospheric waves are also discussed.