Latest Gravity wave Stories
A new study focuses on Venus’ lower atmosphere, which is capped by a dense cloud layer that behaves like the surface of a body of water.
A U.S. study suggests wind blowing over mountain ranges can generate gravity waves that propagate vertically into Earth's upper mesosphere. Researchers said such waves, known as mountain waves, have previously been observed low in the atmosphere.
Atmospheric waves that ripple through clouds could spin up tornadoes when a thunderstorm gets in the way, new research shows. Tornadoes generally form in the late spring when warming temperatures make the air unstable (though they've been known to pop up at other times of the year). The classic tornado-forming scenario features a layer of warm, moist air trapped under a layer of cold, dry air.
Did you know that there's a new breakfast food that helps meteorologists predict severe storms? Down South they call it "GrITs."
Pop quiz: define undular bore. If your answer included words such as dull or tiresome, i.e., boring, think again. Or better yet, click on the image to see an undular bore in action.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.