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Evaluation of Space Traffic Effects in SBUV Polar Mesospheric Cloud Data

Water-rich rocket exhaust plumes, in particular those emitted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Space Shuttle, have been suggested to make a significant contribution to long-term trends in polar mesospheric cloud (PMC) ice water content. We investigate this claim using the combined Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet (SBUV) PMC data record from eight separate instruments, which includes 60 Shuttle launches during PMC seasons between 1985 and 2011. No statistically significant postlaunch signal in PMC total ic ...

DeLand, Matthew; Thomas, Gary;

Published by: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres      Published on: 03/2019

YEAR: 2019     DOI: 10.1029/2018JD029756


Space Shuttle Impacts on Mesospheric Clouds and Iron Layers as Observed by Lidars and Satellites in the Antarctic and Arctic

Chu, X; Collins, RL; Stevens, MH; Plane, JM; Meier, RR; Deland, MT; Kelley, MC; Nicolls, MJ; Thurairajah, B; Varney, RH; , others;

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YEAR: 2009     DOI:


Antarctic mesospheric clouds formed from space shuttle exhaust

New satellite observations reveal lower thermospheric transport of a space shuttle exhaust plume into the southern hemisphere two days after a January, 2003 launch. A day later, ground-based lidar observations in Antarctica identify iron ablated from the shuttle\textquoterights main engines. Additional satellite observations of polar mesospheric clouds (PMCs) show a burst that constitutes 10\textendash20\% of the PMC mass between 65\textendash79\textdegreeS during the 2002\textendash2003 season, comparable to previous res ...

Stevens, Michael; Meier, R.; Chu, X.; DeLand, M.; Plane, J.;

Published by: Geophysical Research Letters      Published on: 07/2005

YEAR: 2005     DOI: 10.1029/2005GL023054