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Sounding Rocket Observation of Nitric Oxide in the Polar Night
An altitude profile of Nitric Oxide (NO) in the 80–110 km altitude range was measured in the polar night from a sounding rocket on 27 January 2020. The observations were made using the technique of stellar occultation with a UV spectrograph observing the γ (1,0) band of NO near 215 nm. The tangent point for the altitude profile was at 74° latitude, a location that had been in darkness for 80 days. The retrieved slant column density profile is interpreted using an assumed four-parameter analytic profile shape. Retrievals ...
Bailey, Scott; McClintock, William; Carstens, Justin; Thurairajah, Brentha; Das, Saswati; Randall, Cora; Harvey, Lynn; Siskind, David; Stevens, Michael; Venkataramani, Karthik;
Published by: Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics Published on:
YEAR: 2022   DOI: 10.1029/2021JA030257
Lower thermosphere; mesosphere; nitric oxide; polar night; sounding rocket; stellar occultation
Planetary Waves and Their Impact on the Mesosphere, Thermosphere, and Ionosphere
Large-scale planetary waves (also known as Rossby waves), such as the Quasi-two day wave, 5 day wave and Kelvin wave, play crucial roles in coupling the lower and middle atmosphere to the mesosphere, thermosphere and ionosphere. Upward propagation and global structure of planetary waves in the stratosphere and mesosphere are affected by the zonal mean winds. Baroclinic or barotropic instability of the background mesospheric winds can amplify the waves en route to the upper atmosphere. Fast traveling planetary waves with deep ...
Yue, Jia; Lieberman, Ruth; Chang, Loren;
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YEAR: 2021   DOI: 10.1002/9781119815631.ch10
barotropic instability; E-region dynamo electric fields; F-region dynamo electric fields; Kelvin waves; mesosphere; planetary waves; plasma drift; thermosphere-ionosphere system
Space-borne imager of mesospheric gravity waves
Mesospheric gravity waves play important roles in atmospheric circulation and variability. It is meaningful to obtain the features of the mesospheric gravity waves on a global scale, such as the distribution and the sources. However, limited by the field of view, the ground-based instrument can only access some local information. We developed a space-borne imager to observe the global gravity waves by collecting the O2 airglow with TDI (Time Delayed and Integration) method. The function of the imager was testified in our ...
Tu, Cui; Hu, Xiong; Xu, Qingchen; Song, Liang; Li, Hui;
Published by: Published on: 10/2015
YEAR: 2015   DOI: 10.1117/12.2197894
Quasi two day wave-related variability in the background dynamics and composition of the mesosphere/thermosphere and the ionosphere
Dissipating planetary waves in the mesosphere/lower thermosphere (MLT) region may cause changes in the background dynamics of that region, subsequently driving variability throughout the broader thermosphere/ionosphere system via mixing due to the induced circulation changes. We report the results of case studies examining the possibility of such coupling during the northern winter in the context of the quasi two day wave (QTDW)\textemdasha planetary wave that recurrently grows to large amplitudes from the summer MLT duri ...
Chang, Loren; Yue, Jia; Wang, Wenbin; Wu, Qian; Meier, R.;
Published by: Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics Published on: 06/2014
YEAR: 2014   DOI: 10.1002/jgra.v119.610.1002/2014JA019936
composition; Ionosphere; mesosphere; quasi two day wave; thermosphere
The Wind Imaging Interferometer (WINDII) on the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite: A 20 year perspective
The Wind Imaging Interferometer (WINDII) was launched on the NASA\textquoterights Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite on 12 September 1991 and operated until 2003. Its role in the mission was to measure vector winds in the Earth\textquoterights atmosphere from 80 to 110 km, but its measurements extended to nearly 300 km. The approach employed was to measure Doppler shifts from a suite of visible region airglow lines emitted over this altitude range. These included atomic oxygen O(1S) and O(1D) lines, ...
Shepherd, G.; Thuillier, G.; Cho, Y.-M.; Duboin, M.-L.; Evans, W.; Gault, W.; Hersom, C.; Kendall, D.; Lathuillère, C.; Lowe, R.; McDade, I.; Rochon, Y.; Shepherd, M.; Solheim, B.; Wang, D.-Y.; Ward, W.;
Published by: Reviews of Geophysics Published on: 06/2012
YEAR: 2012   DOI: 10.1029/2012RG000390
airglow; dynamics; interferometers; mesosphere; temperature; winds