WINDII atmospheric wave airglow imaging

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Preliminary WINDII nighttime airglow wave-imaging data in the UARS rolldown attitude has been analyzed with the goal to survey gravity waves near the upper boundary of the middle atmosphere. Wave analysis is performed on O[sub 2](0,0) emissions from a selected 1[sup 0] x 1[sup 0] oblique view of the airglow layer at approximately 95 km altitude, which has no direct earth background and only an atmospheric background which is optically thick for the 0[sub 2](0,0) emission. From a small data set, orbital imaging of atmospheric wave structures is demonstrated, with indication of large variations in wave activity across land and ... continued below

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Armstrong, W.T.; Hoppe, U.-P.; Solheim, B.H. & Shepherd, G.G. December 31, 1996.

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Preliminary WINDII nighttime airglow wave-imaging data in the UARS rolldown attitude has been analyzed with the goal to survey gravity waves near the upper boundary of the middle atmosphere. Wave analysis is performed on O[sub 2](0,0) emissions from a selected 1[sup 0] x 1[sup 0] oblique view of the airglow layer at approximately 95 km altitude, which has no direct earth background and only an atmospheric background which is optically thick for the 0[sub 2](0,0) emission. From a small data set, orbital imaging of atmospheric wave structures is demonstrated, with indication of large variations in wave activity across land and sea. Comparison ground-based imagery is discussed with respect to similarity of wave variations across land/sea boundaries and future orbital mosaic image construction.

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  • Wind measurements workshop, Toronto (Canada), May 1996

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  • Other: DE97001694
  • Report No.: LA-UR--96-3648
  • Report No.: CONF-9605252--1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 448029
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc676516

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Armstrong, W.T.; Hoppe, U.-P.; Solheim, B.H. & Shepherd, G.G. WINDII atmospheric wave airglow imaging, article, December 31, 1996; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc676516/: accessed August 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.