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gravity wave

gravity wave

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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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A key part of the coupling between the troposphere and stratosphere occurs through the propagation and breaking of planetary-scale Rossby waves and gravity waves.
Our closest group of stars, The Alpha Centauri star system begins to collapse and the resulting gravity waves reach our planet, creating strange phenomena around the globe leaving the people who are affected by them wondering what in the world is going on.
simulate numerically the behaviour of capillary gravity waves excited by an obstacle in shallow water making use of the Euler equations.
The BICEP2 telescope in the heart of Antarctica peering into the distant Universe and back to the afterglow of the Big Bang found tantalising signs of the long sought gravity waves.
She further explained that some of the waves they have found, such as the acoustic waves or the gravity waves, have properties almost identical to those on Earth, however, other types of waves do not exist on our planet, like the ones they have called centrifugal waves and they were responsible for the two hundred and fifty five day oscillations displayed by the winds of Venus.
They argue over whether the detection (code-named "big dog") of gravity waves near the Canis Major constellation is real, and what to tell the world about it.
In order to model these gravity waves we require the equations of General Relativity.
MARYLAND (CyHAN)- Einstein predicted gravity waves in his general theory of relativity, but to date these ripples in the fabric of space-time have never been observed.
Numerical experiments on internal gravity waves in an accelerating shear flow.
Among specific topics are buoyancy and stability, basic elastostatics, nearly ideal flow, action and reaction, gravity waves, and subsonic flight.
125 million for an ongoing search for gravity waves using one of the most sensitive scientific instruments ever built, a four-kilometer-long laser interferometer in the Eastern Washington badlands.