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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6163–6168, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6163-2018

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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6163–6168, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6163-2018
Research article
13 Nov 2018
Research article | 13 Nov 2018

Initial report on polar mesospheric cloud observations by Himawari-8

Takuo T. Tsuda et al.

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Polar mesospheric clouds (PMCs) or noctilucent clouds (NLCs) are the highest clouds in the Earth's atmosphere. In this paper, we introduce new PMC observations by the Japanese Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) meteorological satellite Himawari-8, which was launched in October 2014.