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 - Jan 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology


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