DYNAMICS AND COUPLING OF MESOPHERE AND LOWER THERMOSPHERE - STUDIES WITH METEOR RADAR & EISCAT

Project: Research council

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Description

The mesosphere and lower thermosphere (MLT) is that part of the atmosphere at heights of ~ 50 / 110 km. This project will use an array of sophisticated meteor radars, the international EISCAT radar in Scandinavia, the NASA Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere satellite and three numerical models to study the winds, tides and waves of the MLT and to investigate how they control Polar Mesospheric Clouds. A particular focus of the work will be to understand how solar variability influences the atmosphere at these heights and to study how coupling processes connect the MLT to the underlying lower atmosphere and the upper atmosphere above
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/10/0730/09/10

Funding

  • Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

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    Comparison of mesospheric winds from a high-altitude meteorological analysis system and meteor radar observations during the boreal winters of 2009–2010 and 2012–2013

    McCormack, J., Hoppel, K., Kuhl, D., de Wit, R., Stober, G., Espy, P., Baker, N., Brown, P., Fritts, D., Jacobi, C., Janches, D., Mitchell, N., Ruston, B., Swadley, S., Viner, K., Whitcomb, T. & Hibbins, R., 1 Feb 2017, In : Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics. 154, p. 132-166 35 p.

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    Global observations of 2 day wave coupling to the diurnal tide in a high-altitude forecast-assimilation system

    Lieberman, R. S., Riggin, D. M., Nguyen, V., Palo, S. E., Siskind, D. E., Mitchell, N. J., Stober, G., Wilhelm, S. & Livesey, N. J., 27 Apr 2017, In : Journal of Geophysical Research : Atmospheres. 122, 8, p. 4135-4149 15 p.

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  • 7 Citations (Scopus)
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