A study of the Joule and Lorentz inputs in the production of atmospheric gravity waves in the upper thermosphere

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R. L. Balthazor; R. J. Moffett; G. H. Millward;
  • Publisher: Copernicus Publications
  • Journal: Annales Geophysicae (issn: 0992-7689, eissn: 1432-0576)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1007/s00585-997-0779-6
  • Subject: Geophysics. Cosmic physics | Q | [ SDU.STU ] Sciences of the Universe [physics]/Earth Sciences | [ SDU.OCEAN ] Sciences of the Universe [physics]/Ocean, Atmosphere | Science | Physics | QC1-999 | QC801-809

First results of a modelling study of atmospheric gravity waves (AGWs) are presented. A fully-coupled global thermosphere-ionosphere-plasmasphere model is used to examine the relative importance of Lorentz forcing and Joule heating in the generation of AGWs. It is found... View more
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