One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1another term for gravitational wave
- ‘If the distance changes, you've detected a gravity wave.’
- ‘Though a gravity wave is a distortion of space-time, it conserves volume.’
- ‘He claims that a gravity wave can couple to individual atoms and, as a result, interact far more strongly.’
- ‘The detector would be sensitive to all gravity waves between the two resonant frequencies.’
- ‘The frequency of the wave is directly related to the frequency of the massive movement generating the gravity wave.’
2A wave propagated on a liquid surface or in a fluid through the effects of gravity.
- ‘Special features of surface gravity waves in a deep fluid flow with a constant vertical shear of velocity is studied.’
- ‘When small-amplitude surface gravity waves progress in deep water, all the fluid particles are observed to orbit in circles within the depth of wave influence.’
- ‘Freely propagating surface gravity waves are observed to slow down and to stop at a beach when the bottom has a relatively gentle upward slope toward the shore and the frequency range of the waves covers the most energetic wind waves (sea and swell).’
- ‘Tropospheric convective storms are believed to be important sources of gravity waves in the summer mesosphere, but little is known about the characteristics of mesospheric gravity waves generated by convection.’
- ‘Heating Jupiter's thermosphere by viscous dissipation of upward propagating gravity waves is evaluated with correct formulations of total energy conservation and the total wave induced vertical energy flux.’
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