Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Titus Yuan (Chair) Mark Riffe Jan Sojka
Atmospheric waves can be generated by tropospheric sources such as earthquakes and explosions, causing significant disturbances in the upper atmosphere and ionosphere, where radio wave communications take place. For this analysis, they will be separated into two sub-groups called acoustic waves and gravity waves. Because each of these waves have unique frequency ranges, they can be observed and measured in order to determine their source type and location. Past studies attempted to build the connections between these waves with severe storms and earthquakes, which have improved our understanding of their complexity. Because of the complex nature of these waves, simplified numerical models are used to identify their sources and study their propagation and impacts throughout the atmosphere.
Schulthess, Geoffrey Blayne, "Acoustic Waves in the Upper Atmosphere" (2022). All Graduate Plan B and other Reports. 1625.
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