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Volume 35, issue 3
Ann. Geophys., 35, 547-565, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-35-547-2017
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Ann. Geophys., 35, 547-565, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-35-547-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Regular paper 10 Apr 2017

Regular paper | 10 Apr 2017

Spatial and temporal variability in MLT turbulence inferred from in situ and ground-based observations during the WADIS-1 sounding rocket campaign

Boris Strelnikov et al.
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The WADIS sounding rocket mission utilized multi-point turbulence measurements in the mesosphere by different techniques, i.e., with ionization gauges carried by rockets and ground-based MAARSY and EISCAT radars. Results show that turbulence energy dissipation rates oscillate in space and time with amplitude of up to 2 orders of magnitude. Spatial oscillations show the same wavelengths as atmospheric gravity waves. Temporal variability reveals periods of atmospheric tides and gravity waves.
The WADIS sounding rocket mission utilized multi-point turbulence measurements in the mesosphere...
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