Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Research article
28 Jan 2019
Research article |  | 28 Jan 2019

High-resolution temperature profiles retrieved from bichromatic stellar scintillation measurements by GOMOS/Envisat

Viktoria F. Sofieva, Francis Dalaudier, Alain Hauchecorne, and Valery Kan


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Short summary
This paper describes the temperature profiles in the stratosphere obtained from unique stellar scintillation measurements by the GOMOS instrument operated on board Envisat in 2002–2012. The high-resolution temperature profiles (HRTPs) are retrieved with a very good vertical resolution of ~ 200 m and a high accuracy of ~ 1–3 K for altitudes 15–32 km as well as a global coverage. HRTPs can be assimilated into atmospheric models and used in analyses of internal gravity wave activity.