Modeling has been accomplished to estimate how high frequency internal waves are effected by propagation through realistic winds and large-scale waves in the atmosphere.
Master's student Sean Smith created experiments to analyze two internal wave beams colliding. When these types of waves collide they create harmonic waves with frequencies of the sum or difference of the colliding wave frequencies. Sean was able to estimate the energy at which these waves will propagate away.
Have you ever woken up to a sunny forecast only to get soaked on your way to the office? On days like that it's easy to blame the weatherman. But BYU mechanical engineering professor Julie Crockett doesn’t get mad at meteorologists.