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Generation of gravity waves within the ionosphere by transient heating during high-power wave propagation


Generation of short-range gravity waves within the ionosphere due to inhomogenous heating in the presence of space-localized inhomogeneities during high-power radio wave-propagation has been investigated. The magnitude and from of the anticipated atmospheric wave-trains are obtained. The derived experession of electric field within the ionosphere under the stated perturbed condition may be considered to be manifested through Lorentz-force and Joule-dissipation that influence the neutral gas of the atmosphere via collision-mechanism and thereby gravity waves are launched. The expressions for the low-frequency part of the fractional pressure variations have been derived which are applied to theE-region of the ionosphere. The results are presented graphically.

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De, S.S., Adhikari, S.K., Bandyopadhyay, S. et al. Generation of gravity waves within the ionosphere by transient heating during high-power wave propagation. Astrophys Space Sci 135, 325–334 (1987).

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  • Atmosphere
  • Wave Propagation
  • Gravity Wave
  • Pressure Variation
  • Fractional Pressure