27 September 2010 to 1 October 2010
CSIR Convention Centre
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Planetary wave features and variability of tide at mesosphere/lower thermosphere region

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CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR, Pretoria
Presentation Track D2 - Space Science


Mr Sibusiso Mthembu (Hermanus Magnetic observatory)


Abstract The activity of planetary waves and variability of tides in the mesosphere/lower thermosphere (MLT) region was studies using the mesospheric wind velocity. Planetary wave activity observed at the MLT region are the result of upward propagating wave which are excited from the lower region of the atmosphere and sometimes are resulting from tidal modulation at planetary wave. Tidal modulation was investigated as the possible candidate for the planetary wave features in the MLT region.

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Mr Sibusiso Mthembu (Hermanus Magnetic observatory)


Prof. R. S Pillay (UKZN) Dr Sandile Malinga (Hermanus Magnetic observatory)

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