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Equatorial Thermospheric Wind Changes During The Solar Cycle: Measurements At Arequipa,Peru From 1983 To 1990, M. A. Biondi, J. W. Meriwether, Bela G. Fejer, S. A. Gonzalesz, D. C. Hallenbeck Sep 1991

Equatorial Thermospheric Wind Changes During The Solar Cycle: Measurements At Arequipa,Peru From 1983 To 1990, M. A. Biondi, J. W. Meriwether, Bela G. Fejer, S. A. Gonzalesz, D. C. Hallenbeck

Bela G. Fejer

Fabry-Perot interferometer measurements of Doppler shifts in the nightglow 630-nm emission line have been used to determine near-equatorial thermospheric wind velocities at Arequipa, Peru, over ∼2/3 of a solar cycle. Monthly-average nocturnal variations in the meridional and zonal wind components were calculated from the nightly data to remove short term (day-to-day) variability, facilitating display of seasonal changes in the wind patterns, as well as any additional changes introduced by the progression of the solar cycle. The measured seasonal variations in the wind patterns are more pronounced than the solar cycle variations and are more readily understandable in terms of ...