Articles | Volume 8, issue 5
Research article
06 May 2015
Research article |  | 06 May 2015

Tomographic retrieval of water vapour and temperature around polar mesospheric clouds using Odin-SMR

O. M. Christensen, P. Eriksson, J. Urban, D. Murtagh, K. Hultgren, and J. Gumbel

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Short summary
Polar mesospheric clouds are clouds that form in the summer polar mesopause, 80km above the surface. In this study we present new measurements by the Odin satellite, which are able to determine water vapour, temperature and cloud coverage with a high resolution and a large geographical coverage. Using these data we can see structures in the clouds and background atmosphere that have not been detectable by previous measurements.