Multibeam radar observations of winds in the mesosphere

S. J. Franke, C. H. Liu, I. J. Fu, R. Ruster, P. Czechowsky, G. Schmidt

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The temporal spectrum is computed for the vertical fluctuations as well as for line-of-sight fluctuations on two oblique beams at 3.6° zenith angle separated by 90° in azimuth. The observed spectra are shown to be mutually consistent if interpreted in terms of a field of propagating gravity waves. Using the three-beam data, the temporal spectrum for the underlying gravity waves is obtained; the height dependence of the line-of-sight component of the mean square wave amplitudes is also studied. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15,965-15,971
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Issue numberD12
StatePublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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