Articles | Volume 10, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 4895–4903, 2017
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 4895–4903, 2017

Research article 14 Dec 2017

Research article | 14 Dec 2017

Variability of the Brunt–Väisälä frequency at the OH* layer height

Sabine Wüst et al.

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In the Alpine region, the most dense subnetwork of identical NDMC (Network for the Detection of Mesospheric Change) instruments can be found. With these instruments the mesopause temperature is derived each night. The data can be used for the investigation of the amount of energy which is transported by small-scale atmospheric waves, known as gravity waves, provided that the so-called Brunt–Väisälä frequency is known. Information about the variability of this parameter is provided here.