Internal Gravity Wave-Atmospheric Wind Interaction: A Cause of Clear Air Turbulence

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Science  08 Dec 1972:
Vol. 178, Issue 4065, pp. 1089-1092
DOI: 10.1126/science.178.4065.1089


The interaction between an internal gravity wave and a vertical wind shear may be responsible for the production of clear air turbulence in the free atmosphere. A simplified model equation demonstrates the feasibility of the suggested mechanism.