Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 3583–3596, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-3583-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 3583–3596, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-3583-2021

Research article 19 May 2021

Research article | 19 May 2021

Resolving the ambiguous direction of arrival of weak meteor radar trail echoes

Daniel Kastinen et al.

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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Daniel Kastinen on behalf of the Authors (08 Feb 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Feb 2021) by Jorge Luis Chau
RR by David Holdsworth (27 Feb 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (11 Mar 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (11 Mar 2021) by Jorge Luis Chau
AR by Daniel Kastinen on behalf of the Authors (20 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 Mar 2021) by Jorge Luis Chau

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Daniel Kastinen on behalf of the Authors (18 May 2021)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (18 May 2021) by Jorge Luis Chau
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Short summary
When a meteor enters the atmosphere, it causes a trail of diffusing plasma that moves with the neutral wind. An interferometric radar system can measure such trails and determine its location. However, there is a chance of determining the wrong position due to noise. We simulate this behaviour and use the simulations to successfully determine the true location of ambiguous events. We also successfully test two simple temporal integration methods for avoiding such erroneous determinations.