Atmospheric waves workshop
The scope of this workshop is to bring together experts in observations and modelling of atmospheric waves to discuss the nature of waves observed in Venus's atmosphere by several experiments on board Venus Express and their comparison to similar features observed on other planets (Mars, Earth).
Recently, several experiments on board ESA's Venus Express have detected waves in Venus's atmosphere both as oscillations on the temperature field and as patterns on the cloud layer. Waves were observed at different latitudes and altitudes, in the day and night side hemispheres. The exact nature of these waves and their possible origin still need to be understood. Waves are very important since they can transport energy and momentum within the atmosphere and they could be playing an important role in the maintenance of the atmospheric circulation of Venus, as well as for wind temporal variability observed at various time scales in the mesosphere.