Whitepaper #386 in the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) 2024-2033. Main topics: basic research; infrastructure/workforce/other programmatic. Additional topics: planetary ionospheres / upper atmospheres; ground-based missions/projects; space-based […]
Global measurements to characterize gravity wave (GW) parameters, distribution and main trends in the ITM are crucial. This white paper summarizes current GW measurement techniques operated from ground-based to space borne platforms. The capabilities and limitations of each technique are described & discussed. The gaps in current global GW measurements are identified and solutions are suggested.