Kelvin waves

Ultra-Fast Kelvin Wave (UFKW) Variations in the Surface Magnetic Field

Graphic image of magnetic perturbation
Thursday, March 25, 2021

Kelvin waves are large scale wave that is important for Earth’s atmosphere. The Ultra-Fast Kelvin waves (UFKW) are a subset of the Kelvin waves that can propagate to the mesosphere and lower thermosphere (MLT) ~100km and above due to their high zonal phase speeds.

Planetary-scale Wave Impacts on the Venusian Upper Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere

Graphic image of VTGCM temperature profiles
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Venus’ atmosphere has a cloud layer (~40 km - ~70 km) that encompasses the whole planet that separates the lower atmosphere and upper atmosphere.

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