On the structure of background winds near the summer mesopause

H. G. Muller, T. A. Lachlan-Cope, N. J. Mitchell

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Meteor wind radar observations in bistatic mode from two locations in the British Isles have led to the identification of planetary waves in the Summer season near the top of the Middle Atmosphere. By virtue of increased spatial resolution compared with traditional, monostatic radar it has been possible to identify waves with a scale size of around 4000 km and a phase speed of 12ms1. There is some evidence for cyclonic wind motions similar to those observed in the lower atmosphere.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-326
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Scripta
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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