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Vertical propagation of nonlinear waves in the atmosphere
Author(s): S. P. Kshevetskii; N. M. Gavrilov
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Paper Abstract

The response of the atmosphere to a harmonic source of a vertical impulse moving along the Earth surface is investigated. It is shown that a small amplitude source can result in two appreciable nonlinear effects: flow formation and changing of an atmosphere temperature. The flow is an especially considerable effect. An ion-neutral friction is not taken into account; therefore, the effects obtained can be a little bit overstated. At increasing of the source amplitude, at the heights 100 - 200 km some irregular oscillations arise due to wave disintegration into disturbances of smaller scales. The scales of these disturbances are of the one order with the grid steps; therefore, it is possible to study them only with a finer grid.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2002
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4678, Eighth International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics, (28 February 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.458508
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S. P. Kshevetskii, Kaliningrad State Univ. (Russia)
N. M. Gavrilov, St. Petersburg Univ. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4678:
Eighth International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics
Gelii A. Zherebtsov; Gennadii G. Matvienko; Viktor A. Banakh; Vladimir V. Koshelev, Editor(s)

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