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Mesospheric Temperature Variability and Seasonal Characteristics Over the Andes
2011 Joint CEDAR-GEM Workshop, Santa Fe, NM
  • Jonathan Pugmire, Utah State University
  • Yucheng Zhao, Utah State University
  • Michael J Taylor, Utah State University
  • P D. Pautet, Utah State University
Document Type
Poster
Publication Date
7-1-2011
Disciplines
Abstract

The Utah State University CEDAR Mesospheric Temperature Mapper (MTM) is a high-quality CCD imager capable of remote sensing faint optical emissions from the night sky to determine mesospheric temperature and its variability at an altitude of ~87 km. The MTM was operated at the new Andes Lidar Observatory (ALO)located at Cerro Pachon, Chile (30.2° S, 70.7° W) since August 2009 to investigate the seasonal characteristic of the mesopause at mid-latitudes. Measurement were made alongside a powerful lidar capable of height sounding the mesosphere. In this study, the MTM data have been analyzed to determine night to night variability and seasonal characteristics in the OH mesospheric intensity and temperature induced by acoustic-gravity waves and atmospheric tides.

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Poster presented at the 2011 Joint CEDAR-GEM Workshop inSanta Fe, NM.

Citation Information
Pugmire, J., Zhao, Y., Taylor, M., & Pautet, D. (2011, July 1). Mesospheric Temperature Variability and Seasonal Characteristics Over the Andes. Presented at the 2011 Joint CEDAR-GEM Workshop, Santa Fe, NM.