Numerical simulation results indicate that the breaking of atmospheric gravity waves generated by tropospheric convection can excite short-period secondary waves, which are trapped in the lower thermospheric duct and which closely resemble quasi-monochromatic structures commonly observed in airglow imaging experiments.
Geophysical Research Letters
American Geophysical Union
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Snively, J. B., & Pasko, V. P. (2003). Breaking of Thunderstorm-Generated Gravity Waves as a Source of Short-Period Ducted Waves at Mesopause Altitudes. Geophysical Research Letters, 30(24). https://doi.org/10.1029/2003GL018436