Articles | Volume 16, issue 22
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-16-5681-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-16-5681-2023
Research article
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27 Nov 2023
Research article |  | 27 Nov 2023

Observation of horizontal temperature variations by a spatial heterodyne interferometer using single-sided interferograms

Konstantin Ntokas, Jörn Ungermann, Martin Kaufmann, Tom Neubert, and Martin Riese

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A nanosatellite was developed to obtain 1-D vertical temperature profiles in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere, which can be used to derive wave parameters needed for atmospheric models. A new processing method is shown, which allows one to extract two 1-D temperature profiles. The location of the two profiles is analyzed, as it is needed for deriving wave parameters. We show that this method is feasible, which however will increase the requirements of an accurate calibration and processing.