#WxGeekSpeak: Gravity Waves

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.

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