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A study of temperature and meridional wind relationships at high northern latitudes


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Cho, Y. M., Shepherd, G. G., Shepherd, M. G., Hocking, W. K., Mitchell, N. J. and Won, Y. I., 2011. A study of temperature and meridional wind relationships at high northern latitudes. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 73 (9), pp. 936-943.

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Abstract

MLT (Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere) temperatures were measured using ground-based instruments at two high latitude stations over several winters. Warmer temperatures in wintertime are known to arise from the large-scale hemispheric circulation that drives downwelling and upwelling in the MLT region, leading to accompanying adiabatic heating and cooling. Although a relationship between temperature and meridional wind is expected, it has not yet been properly demonstrated. The OH airglow temperatures measured with a SATI (Spectral Airglow Temperature Imager) instrument and a Michelson interferometer are compared with co-located radar wind measurements at Resolute Bay (75 degrees N, 95 degrees W) and Esrange (68 degrees N, 21 degrees E), respectively. The temperature and meridional wind have a positive relationship that is consistent with the large-scale circulation, but the zonal wind is only weakly correlated.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsCho, Y. M., Shepherd, G. G., Shepherd, M. G., Hocking, W. K., Mitchell, N. J. and Won, Y. I.
DOI10.1016/j.jastp.2010.08.011
DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Electronic & Electrical Engineering
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code24622
Additional Information12th International Workshop on Technical and Scientific Aspects of MST Radar. 17-23 May 2009. London, Canada. Sp. Iss. SI

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