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Title:A Dynamical Study of Gravity Waves and Instabilities in the Mesopause Region at Maui, Hawaii
Author(s):Li, Feng
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Swenson, Gary R.
Department / Program:Atmospheric Sciences
Discipline:Atmospheric Sciences
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Geophysics
Abstract:A ray-tracing simulation was performed to explore whether the interactions between tides and oppositely-propagating waves could explain the observed double-layer structure of large N2/strong wind shear. It is found, using the GROGRAT model, that tidal modulation has two effects on the wave propagation: (1) wave breaking levels descend at a tidal phase. (2) breaking levels for oppositely-propagating waves are separated by ∼10 km. The model results are qualitatively very similar to the observations.
Issue Date:2005
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:160 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/85966
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3182311
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2005


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