Behavior of semidiurnal tides in the north and south polar MLT regions simulated by Middle Atmosphere Circulation Model at Kyushu University is described. Summertime enhancement of westward propagating semidiurnal tide with zonal wavenumber s = 1 is found, which is consistent with the observed result at the South Pole (Ann. Geophys. 16 (1998) 828). Additional numerical simulations show that the non-migrating semidiurnal tide is mainly generated by the nonlinear interactions between stationary planetary waves with zonal wavenumber s = 1 and the migrating semidiurnal tide in the stratosphere and mesosphere as suggested by Forbes et al. (Geophys. Res. Lett. 22(23) (1995) 3247).
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atmospheric Science
- Space and Planetary Science