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Computational and Observational Atmospheric Dynamics (COAD)

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The COAD (pronounced like "code") group research focuses on the theory, observation and modeling of wave processes in the middle atmosphere. These atmospheric waves range in scale from compressional acoustic waves, to buoyant gravity waves, to tidal-scale and planetary waves. It is our aim to integrate observational and computational methods to understand upper atmospheric wave dynamics, coupling processes and forcing mechanisms.