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Observations of Mesospheric Temperature Variability Over the Andes
  • Jonathan R Pugmire, Utah State University
  • Michael J Taylor, Utah State University
  • Yucheng Zhao, Utah State University
  • P Dominique Pautet, Utah State University
  • James M Russell, III, Hampton University
Observations of mesospheric OH(6,2) rotational temperatures by the Utah State University Mesospheric Temperature Mapper (MTM) located at the Andes Lidar Observatory, Cerro Pachon, Chile (30.3°S, 70.7°S) reveal a large range of nightly variations induced by atmospheric gravity waves and tides, as well as strong seasonal oscillations. This study investigates MTM temperature variability over the past 3.5 years comprising over 700 nights of high-quality data and compares the results with Maui-MALT, Hawaii MTM (2001-2005) measurements and coincident mesospheric temperature measurement by SABER on the NASA TIMED satellite.
  • mesosphere,
  • temperature,
  • imagers,
Publication Date
Summer June 26, 2013
Citation Information
Jonathan R Pugmire, Michael J Taylor, Yucheng Zhao, P Dominique Pautet, et al.. "Observations of Mesospheric Temperature Variability Over the Andes" (2013)
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