Articles | Volume 12, issue 11
Research article
19 Nov 2019
Research article |  | 19 Nov 2019

Retrieval of intrinsic mesospheric gravity wave parameters using lidar and airglow temperature and meteor radar wind data

Robert Reichert, Bernd Kaifler, Natalie Kaifler, Markus Rapp, Pierre-Dominique Pautet, Michael J. Taylor, Alexander Kozlovsky, Mark Lester, and Rigel Kivi


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AR by Robert Reichert on behalf of the Authors (20 Aug 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Aug 2019) by Alyn Lambert
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (03 Sep 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (03 Sep 2019)
ED: Publish as is (24 Sep 2019) by Alyn Lambert
Short summary
To determine gravity wave properties like wavelengths, periods and propagation directions at mesospheric altitudes (∼ 86 km) we combine lidar and airglow temperature and meteor radar wind data. By means of wavelet transformation we investigate the wave field and determine intrinsic wave properties as functions of time and period. We are able to identify several gravity wave packets by their distinct propagation and discover a superposition with possible wave–wave and wave–mean-flow interaction.