Articles | Volume 14, issue 9
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 6213–6232, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-6213-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 6213–6232, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-6213-2021

Research article 28 Sep 2021

Research article | 28 Sep 2021

A compact static birefringent interferometer for the measurement of upper atmospheric winds: concept, design and lab performance

Tingyu Yan et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-81', Anonymous Referee #1, 01 Apr 2021
    • RC2: 'Optical sensor', Anonymous Referee #2, 05 May 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Jeffery Langille, 19 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Jeffery Langille on behalf of the Authors (14 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (16 Jul 2021) by Gerd Baumgarten

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Jeffery Langille on behalf of the Authors (13 Sep 2021)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (16 Sep 2021) by Gerd Baumgarten
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Short summary
High-resolution interferometers are routinely used to measure upper atmospheric motions by measuring small Doppler shifts in spectrally isolated airglow emissions. The birefringent interferometer presented in this paper has similar capabilities as several existing state-of-the-art instruments but is smaller and less complex to construct and operate. This paper presents the measurement technique and characterization of a lab prototype and examines the performance of the instrument.