Mid-latitude temperatures at 87 km: Results from multi-instrument Fourier analysis

Douglas P. Drob, J. Michael Picone, Stephen D. Eckermann, C. Y. She, J. F. Kafkalidis, D. A. Ortland, R. J. Niciejewski, T. L. Killeen

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Using a novel Fourier fitting method we combine two years of mid-latitude temperature measurements at 87 km from the High Resolution Doppler Imager, the Colorado State University lidar, and the Peach Mountain Interferometer. After accounting for calibration bias, significant local-time variations on the order of 10 K were observed. Stationary planetary waves with amplitudes up to 10 K were observed during winter, with weaker wave amplitudes occurring during other seasons. Because of calibration biases among these instruments, we could estimate the annual mean temperature to no better than 193.5 ± 8.5 K.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2109-2112
Number of pages4
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jul 15 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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