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Annales Geophysicae An open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Ann. Geophys., 35, 181-188, 2017
http://www.ann-geophys.net/35/181/2017/
doi:10.5194/angeo-35-181-2017
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ANGEO Communicates
02 Feb 2017
Large-scale gravity wave perturbations in the mesopause region above Northern Hemisphere midlatitudes during autumnal equinox: a joint study by the USU Na lidar and Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model
Xuguang Cai et al.

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Atmospheric gravity waves play highly important roles in the dynamic and chemical processes in the upper atmosphere. To assess their magnitude, continuous full diurnal cycle measurements of temperature perturbations are necessary. In this paper we have calculated the large-scale gravity wave modulations between 85 and 99 km altitude based on the measurements by a unique Na lidar at Utah State University in the month of September from 2011 to 2015. The waves with period of 3–5 h dominate.
Atmospheric gravity waves play highly important roles in the dynamic and chemical processes in...
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