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Ishioka K., 2023: What is the equivalent depth of the Pekeris mode? J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 101, 139-148.
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Plain Language Summary: Inspired by the detection of the Pekeris mode of atmospheric free oscillations by a recent study, high-accuracy numerical calculations of the problem of determining the equivalent depth of atmospheric free oscillations are performed. Here, the computational method is largely based on a previous study, but with modifications to improve the accuracy of the calculation. Two equivalent depths are found, with values of 9.9 km and 6.6 km. The former corresponds to the Lamb mode and the latter corresponds to the Pekeris mode. These values deviate from those obtained in the previous study, especially for the Pekeris mode.