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Validation of winds from the High-Resolution Doppler Imager on the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS)
Author(s): Mark D. Burrage; Wilbert R. Skinner; Alan R. Marshall; Paul B. Hays; R. S. Lieberman; S. J. Franke; David A. Gell; David A. Ortland; F. J. Schmidlin; Robert A. Vincent; D. L. Wu
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Paper Abstract

Horizontal winds in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere are obtained with the high resolution Doppler imager (HRDI) on the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) by observing the Doppler shifts of emission lines in the O2 atmospheric band. The validity of the measurements depends on an accurate knowledge of the positions on the detector of the observed lines in the absence of a wind induced Doppler shift. These positions have been determined to an accuracy of better than 5 ms-1 from the comparison of winds measured by HRDI with those obtained by MF radars and rockets. In addition, the degrees of horizontal and vertical smoothing of the recovered wind profiles have been optimized by examining the effect both on the amplitude of the HRDI derived diurnal tidal amplitude and the variance of the wind differences with correlative data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 1994
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2266, Optical Spectroscopic Techniques and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research, (30 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.187566
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Mark D. Burrage, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Wilbert R. Skinner, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Alan R. Marshall, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Paul B. Hays, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
R. S. Lieberman, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
S. J. Franke, Univ. of Illinois (United States)
David A. Gell, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
David A. Ortland, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
F. J. Schmidlin, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Robert A. Vincent, Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
D. L. Wu, Univ. of Michigan (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2266:
Optical Spectroscopic Techniques and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research
Jinxue Wang; Paul B. Hays, Editor(s)

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