Venus twirls ultra-high-altitude winds using gravitational waves
The mechanism that underlies might be stationary internal gravitational waves (IGW) appearing in the course of passing around of mountains and other heights by the wind. The IGW should not be confused with cosmic gravitational waves of absolutely different nature: the world «gravitational» in the IGW notation means that the force of gravity is one of the factors causing their existence.
According to the observations, the dynamics of flows at the altitude of 90−110 km has appeared to be neither connected with super-rotation of lower layers of the atmosphere, nor with dynamics of upstream flows. The planetologists believe that further studies of the fields of luminescence of oxygen will help in getting more profound insights into the mechanisms causing an unusual behavior of wind in this atmospheric layer.