Every week, the blog introduces you to a technical term from the American Meteorology Society’s “Glossary of Meteorology”. Welcome to #WxGeekSpeak!
It’s an atmospheric phenomenon that has little to do with gravity, develops from terrain or storms, and could make for a rocky flight. Click the video above to learn about gravity waves.
Full definition of gravity waves: A wave disturbance in which buoyancy (or reduced gravity) acts as the restoring force on parcels displaced from hydrostatic equilibrium.