The Role of Gravity Waves in Solar-Terrestrial Atmosphere Coupling and Severe Storm Detection

  • R. J. Hung
  • R. E. Smith
Conference paper


The role that gravity waves play in the coupling of the solar wind and the ionosphere, the coupling of high and low latitude ionospheres, and the coupling of the ionosphere and the neutral atmosphere are discussed. Examples are given of the detection of tornado touchdowns from locating the sources of the gravity waves.


Solar Wind Gravity Wave Wave Source Squall Line Equatorial Electrojet 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Hung
    • 1
  • R. E. Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of Alabama in HuntsvilleUSA
  2. 2.NASA/Marshall Space Flight CenterUSA

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