Articles | Volume 10, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 4601–4612, 2017
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 4601–4612, 2017

Research article 30 Nov 2017

Research article | 30 Nov 2017

Tomographic reconstruction of atmospheric gravity wave parameters from airglow observations

Rui Song et al.

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Gravity waves (GWs) play an important role in atmospheric dynamics. In this work, we propose a new observation strategy for GWs in the mesopause region by combining limb and sub-limb satellite-borne remote sensing measurements for improving the spatial resolution of temperatures that are retrieved from atmospheric soundings. It shows that one major advantage of this observation strategy is that much smaller-scale GWs can be observed.