Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Research article
12 Feb 2019
Research article |  | 12 Feb 2019

Enhancing the spatiotemporal features of polar mesosphere summer echoes using coherent MIMO and radar imaging at MAARSY

Juan Miguel Urco, Jorge Luis Chau, Tobias Weber, and Ralph Latteck


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Short summary
For decades, radar observations have been used to study complicated atmospheric dynamics. Previous observations of the mesosphere, between 80 and 90 km altitude, over polar regions have been limited to a spatial resolution of a few kilometers. In this work, we present a technique which allows 3-D radar observations of the mesospheric dynamics, with an unprecedented spatial resolution of ~ 900 m. We combine the concept of MIMO and high-resolution algorithms to improve the spatial resolution.