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A Doppler-modulated gas correlation approach for measuring neutral temperatures and wind in the upper atmosphere
Author(s): Larry L. Gordley; Benjamin T. Marshall; Shane Roark; Robert Pierce
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Paper Abstract

A new approach to measuring wind and temperature is under development that could revolutionize our ability to monitor wind and neutral temperature in the upper atmosphere. Using a Doppler modulated gas filter correlation technique, wind and temperature can be measured simultaneously from low Earth orbit, continuously from 15 km to over 200 km, on one second time intervals, both day and night. A constellation of six of these dual-sided Doppler Wind and Temperature Sensors (DWTS) on small-sat platforms could provide nearly real time global temperature and wind fields. The DWTS technique, measurements and weather forecast benefits are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8867, Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXI, 88670I (19 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2022928
Show Author Affiliations
Larry L. Gordley, GATS, Inc. (United States)
Benjamin T. Marshall, GATS, Inc. (United States)
Shane Roark, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Robert Pierce, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8867:
Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXI
Marija Strojnik Scholl; Gonzalo Páez, Editor(s)

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