Multibeam radar observations of winds in the mesosphere

Steven 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)
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Volume93
Issue numberD12
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

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Franke, S. J., Liu, C. H., Fu, I. J., Ruster, R., Czechowsky, P., & Schmidt, G. (1988). Multibeam radar observations of winds in the mesosphere. Journal of Geophysical Research, 93(D12).

Multibeam radar observations of winds in the mesosphere. / Franke, Steven J; Liu, C. H.; Fu, I. J.; Ruster, R.; Czechowsky, P.; Schmidt, G.

In: Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 93, No. D12, 01.01.1988.

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Franke, SJ, Liu, CH, Fu, IJ, Ruster, R, Czechowsky, P & Schmidt, G 1988, 'Multibeam radar observations of winds in the mesosphere', Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 93, no. D12.
Franke SJ, Liu CH, Fu IJ, Ruster R, Czechowsky P, Schmidt G. Multibeam radar observations of winds in the mesosphere. Journal of Geophysical Research. 1988 Jan 1;93(D12).
Franke, Steven J ; Liu, C. H. ; Fu, I. J. ; Ruster, R. ; Czechowsky, P. ; Schmidt, G. / Multibeam radar observations of winds in the mesosphere. In: Journal of Geophysical Research. 1988 ; Vol. 93, No. D12.
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