Articles | Volume 29, issue 6
29 Jun 2011
 | 29 Jun 2011

Steady-frequency waves at intradiurnal periods from simultaneous co-located microbarometer and seismometer measurements: a case study

G. M. Shved, N. V. Karpova, L. N. Petrova, E. G. Orlov, and S. I. Ermolenko

Abstract. Simultaneous co-located microbarometer and vertical-pendulum seismometer measurements at St. Petersburg (59.9° N, 29.8° E) with total duration of 4 months are used to study atmospheric oscillations at steady frequencies at periods shorter than 8 h. The temporal behavior of the phase shift between oscillations detected simultaneously by both instruments is analyzed for oscillations of periods up to as short as ~0.5 h. Some of oscillations last up to several days. For the 42–90 min and 2.5–5 h period ranges, the temporal behavior of the power spectra are considered and correlated with the atmospheric angular momentum of zonal wind, tropical cyclones and large earthquakes. Signatures of sequences of subharmonics of the solar tide are revealed with periods up to day/30. There are indications of effects of the 5-day planetary waves and tropical cyclones on wave activity in the ~1–5 h period range. A weak increase of wave activity is observed when large earthquakes occur.