Encyclopedia > Gravity waves

  Article Content

Gravity wave

Redirected from Gravity waves

Gravity waves are generated in a fluid (e.g. the atmosphere), when a fluid parcel is displaced (e.g. by convection) to a region with a different density. If the fluid stratification is stable, the parcel will start to oscillate around the point where there is no net force. Since the fluid is a continuous medium, a traveling disturbance[?] will result.
Gravity wave also refers to a completely different phenomenon also known as gravitational radiation.

According to general relativity, gravity can cause oscillations, or ripples, in spacetime which can transmit energy. Scientists are eager to find a way to detect these gravitational waves, since they could help reveal information about the very structure of the universe.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Autocracy

...     Contents Autocracy Autocracy is a form of government which resides in the absolute power of a single individual. The term can b ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 43.7 ms