Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Research article
07 Jun 2021
Research article |  | 07 Jun 2021

Improved method of estimating temperatures at meteor peak heights

Emranul Sarkar, Alexander Kozlovsky, Thomas Ulich, Ilkka Virtanen, Mark Lester, and Bernd Kaifler


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AR by Emranul Sarkar on behalf of the Authors (22 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (23 Mar 2021) by Jorge Luis Chau
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (10 Apr 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (11 Apr 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (12 Apr 2021) by Jorge Luis Chau
AR by Emranul Sarkar on behalf of the Authors (20 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
The biasing effect in meteor radar temperature has been a pressing issue for the last 2 decades. This paper has addressed the underlying reasons for such a biasing effect on both theoretical and experimental grounds. An improved statistical method has been developed which allows atmospheric temperatures at around 90 km to be measured with meteor radar in an independent way such that any subsequent bias correction or calibration is no longer required.