Articles | Volume 14, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 6509–6532, 2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 6509–6532, 2021

Research article 08 Oct 2021

Research article | 08 Oct 2021

Atmospheric tomography using the Nordic Meteor Radar Cluster and Chilean Observation Network De Meteor Radars: network details and 3D-Var retrieval

Gunter Stober et al.

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Wind observations at the edge to space, 70–110 km altitude, are challenging. Meteor radars have become a widely used instrument to obtain mean wind profiles above an instrument for these heights. We describe an advanced mathematical concept and present a tomographic analysis using several meteor radars located in Finland, Sweden and Norway, as well as Chile, to derive the three-dimensional flow field. We show an example of a gravity wave decelerating the mean flow.