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Spectrometric and Imaging Measurements of a Spectacular Gravity Wave Event Observed During the ALOHA-93 Campaign
Geophysical Research Letters
  • Michael J. Taylor, Utah State University
  • D. N. Turnbull
  • R. P. Lowe
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American Geophysical Union
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During the ALOHA‐93 campaign coincident imaging and interferometric measurements of the near infrared and visible wavelength nightglow emissions were made from Haleakala Crater, Maui. On 10 October, 1993 a most unusual wave event was observed. This disturbance appeared as a sharp “front” followed by several conspicuous wave crests which progressed rapidly through the imager's field of view (180°). As the front passed overhead the interferometer detected a sudden jump in both the OH intensity (>50%) and its rotational temperature (∼20 K) with the temperature increase leading the intensity by almost 15 min. At the same time the imager registered a sharp decrease in the OI(557.7 nm) emission intensity. A description of this remarkable event follows.

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Taylor, M.J., D.N. Turnbull, and R.P. Lowe, Spectrometric and imaging measurements of a spectacular gravity wave event observed during the ALOHA-93 campaign, Geophys. Res. Lett., 22, 2849, 1995.