Articles | Volume 11, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 1971–1987, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-1971-2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 1971–1987, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-1971-2018
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Intercomparison of middle-atmospheric wind in observations and models

Rolf Rüfenacht et al.

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Wind information throughout the middle-atmosphere is crucial for the understanding of atmospheric dynamics but became available only recently, thanks to developments in remote sensing and modelling approaches. We present the first thorough assessment of the quality of the wind estimates by comparing co-located observations from lidar and microwave radiometry and opposing them to the major atmospheric models. Moreover we evaluated a new approach for measuring mesopause region wind by radiometry.