Articles | Volume 12, issue 9
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 4791–4812, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-4791-2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 4791–4812, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-4791-2019

Research article 06 Sep 2019

Research article | 06 Sep 2019

Multistatic meteor radar observations of gravity-wave–tidal interaction over southern Australia

Andrew John Spargo et al.

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We simulate the ability of a recently installed multistation meteor detection radar to measure characteristics of turbulence in the Earth's lower ionosphere. After verifying that it performs reasonably well, we use the radar's data to study an interaction between turbulence and tidal effects. We performed the study because no one has yet applied a multistation radar to this problem before and because multistation radars like this are becoming increasingly common worldwide.