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Utah State University

2003

80 hour continuous lidar

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The First 80-Hour Continuous Lidar Campaign For Simultaneous Observation Ofmesopause Region Temperature And Wind, C. Y. She, J. Sherman, Titus Yuan, B. P. Williams, K. Arnold, T. D. Kawahara, T. Li, L. F. Xu, J. D. Vance, P. Acott, D. A. Krueger Mar 2003

The First 80-Hour Continuous Lidar Campaign For Simultaneous Observation Ofmesopause Region Temperature And Wind, C. Y. She, J. Sherman, Titus Yuan, B. P. Williams, K. Arnold, T. D. Kawahara, T. Li, L. F. Xu, J. D. Vance, P. Acott, D. A. Krueger

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The Colorado State Sodium lidar has been upgraded to a two-beam system capable of simultaneous measurement of mesopause region temperature and winds, day and night, weather permitting. This paper reports the initial result of the first campaign, conducted in April 2002, with a total of 145 hours of observation including an 80-hour continuous data acquisition of temperature and zonal wind. The contour plots of the continuous data set show considerable coherence and activities of upward propagating waves, with a maximum day-night difference of 15.5 m/s in zonal wind at 88 km and of 10 K in temperature at ...