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Volume 35, issue 6
Ann. Geophys., 35, 1177–1194, 2017
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Ann. Geophys., 35, 1177–1194, 2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Regular paper 02 Nov 2017

Regular paper | 02 Nov 2017

Statistical analysis of the mesospheric inversion layers over two symmetrical tropical sites: Réunion (20.8° S, 55.5° E) and Mauna Loa (19.5° N, 155.6° W)

Nelson Bègue et al.
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In this investigation a statistical analysis of the characteristics of mesospheric inversion layers (MILs) over tropical regions is presented. This study involves the analysis of 16 years of lidar observations recorded at Reunion (20.8° S, 55.5° E) and 21 years of lidar observations recorded at Mauna Loa (19.5° N, 155.6° W) together with SABER observations at these two locations. Results presented in this study confirm that SAO contributes to the formation of MILs over the tropical region.
In this investigation a statistical analysis of the characteristics of mesospheric inversion...