Acta Geophysica

, Volume 58, Issue 2, pp 356–373 | Cite as

Tidal waves in the atmosphere and their effects

  • Igor G. Zurbenko
  • Amy L. Potrzeba


A method of high resolution periodic signal reconstruction has been developed and implemented into software algorithms. This method, that utilizes a narrow band-pass filter, permits the detection of tidal waves in the atmosphere. Our paper describes and reviews the strength of this method, commonly referred to as the KZFT algorithm. The focus of this paper is given to the recovery of tides in the atmosphere as well as to a discussion of specifics of the reconstruction of these waves. We conclude with several examples regarding the impact of the tidal wave to other atmospheric variables, including wind speed and cloud cover, but details are left for further investigation.

Key words

tides in atmosphere Kolmogorov-Zurbenko Fourier Transform 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Epidemiology and BiostatisticsUniversity at AlbanyAlbanyUSA
  2. 2.University at AlbanyAlbanyUSA

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