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AMT | Articles | Volume 12, issue 11
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 5997–6015, 2019
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 5997–6015, 2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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 et al.

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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.
To determine gravity wave properties like wavelengths, periods and propagation directions at...