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gravity wave

n.
1. A wave induced in a fluid, especially the ocean or atmosphere, by the interaction of gravity with other forces on the motion of the fluid.
2. A gravitational wave. Not in technical use.

gravity wave

n
1. (General Physics) a wave propagated in a gravitational field, predicted to occur as a result of an accelerating mass
2. (General Physics) a surface wave on water or other liquid propagated because of the weight of liquid in the crests
Also called: gravitational wave
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Noun1.gravity wave - (physics) a wave that is hypothesized to propagate gravity and to travel at the speed of light
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
undulation, wave - (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
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Objective: The detection of primordial gravity waves created during the big bang ranks among the greatest potential intellectual achievements in modern science.
NASA SPoRT also released infrared footage of the gravity waves spilling out from the deep convection currents in the storm.
SOLAR ASTRONOMERS might finally have detected the effect of gravity waves in our star's core, revealing that the Sun's central region rotates about four times faster than its outer layers.
Nonetheless, we have sufficient evidence from theory, process models, laboratory experiments, and field measurements to conclude that away from ocean boundaries (atmosphere, ice, or the solid ocean bottom), diapycnal mixing is largely related to the breaking of internal gravity waves, which have a complex dynamical underpinning and associated geography.
He described gravity waves like ripples in a pond, the pond being space-time.
Below 1 Hz, the dominant source of this wave field is oceanic gravity waves (specifically, ocean swell, wind waves, and ocean infragravity waves).
Mountain wave turbulence is caused by gravity waves and interaction with strong winds across terrain.
13 and 14, 2015, taken by Cahill in his laboratory in Adelaide, Australia, and sent to me via email as an example of what the current fluctuations from the gravity waves look like for collocated detectors.
These telescopes can have nearly an all-sky field of view, which is ideal for detecting and positioning fast transient sources, which include gamma-ray and X-ray bursts plus X-rays that are expected to accompany gravity waves," he wrote.
The news from the US last Thursday confirmed gravity waves - ripples in spacetime - had been detected by scientists a century after Albert Einstein predicted their existence.
Richard Oram, who was born and grew up in the city, was one of the key members of the team which helped detect gravity waves, 100 years after Albert Einstein predicted their existence.
Also in science this week: Gravity waves were found.