Articles | Volume 9, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 3911–3919, 2016
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 3911–3919, 2016
Research article
23 Aug 2016
Research article | 23 Aug 2016

Simultaneous and co-located wind measurements in the middle atmosphere by lidar and rocket-borne techniques

Franz-Josef Lübken et al.

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Wind measurements in the middle atmosphere (MA) are crucial to our understanding of atmospheric processes. We have recently developed a new laser-based method to measure winds called DoRIS (Doppler Rayleigh Iodine Spectrometer) which is the only technique to monitor winds in the middle atmosphere quasi-continuously. We compare our measurements with rocket-borne measurements and find excellent agreement above 30 km. DoRIS can now be considered as a validated method to measure winds in the MA.