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Measurements of upper mesosphere temperature on the height of night sky emission excitation OH and O2(0-1) in Yakutsk
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Paper Abstract

The results of the hydroxyl and oxygen molecules rotational temperature measured during two observational seasons 1999-2001 and Maymaga station (φ=63°N; λ=129.50°E) are presented. It is shown that the amplitude of seasonal variation of hydroxyl rotational temperature is greater than the molecular oxygen variation. OH temperatures have been systematically higher the O2 ones during winter. The abrupt decreasing of the O2 intensity connected with the springtime transition of the atmospheric circulation process is found in both time series. In first time a change of the temperature vertical gradient sign caused by the mesopause height shifting to the more high ( winter) level was shown in the data of August-September 2001. Comparisons of night airglow variations with stratospheric temperature over Yakutsk at the 10 mb height, averaged over the polar cap (latitudes of ≥65°N), is presented. The waves registered in mesosphere by variation of molecular oxygen emission rate are of periods up to ten days, and the envelope of their amplitudes is similar to stratosphere temperature oscillations with a time scale of approximately 30 days. Such a close association of two different parameters in the atmosphere regions separated in height can be explained by passage of large-scale wave disturbances through them.

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Date Published: 23 February 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5397, Tenth Joint International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics/Atmospheric Physics. Part II: Laser Sensing and Atmospheric Physics, (23 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.548662
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G. A. Gavrilyeva, Institute of Cosmophysical Research and Aeronomy (Russia)
P. P. Ammosov, Institute of Cosmophysical Research and Aeronomy (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5397:
Tenth Joint International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics/Atmospheric Physics. Part II: Laser Sensing and Atmospheric Physics
Gennadii G. Matvienko; Georgii M. Krekov, Editor(s)

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