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Power spectra of mesospheric velocities in polar regionsThe mobile SOUSY radar was operated on Andoya in Northern Norway during the MAP/WINE campaign from November 1983 to February 1984 and for about two weeks in June 1984 to study the seasonal dependence of mesospheric structures and dynamics at polar latitudes. During the winter period, measurements were carried out on 57 days, primarily in coordination with the schedule of the rocket experiments. Echoes were detected in the troposphere and stratosphere up to 30 km and at mesospheric heights from about 50 to 90 km with a distinct maximum around noon. In summer, the radar system was operated continuously from 19th to the 28th of June 1984. Echoes occurred almost for 24 hours in the height range from 70 to 95 km showing no recognizable diurnal variation. Similar observations in polar latitudes were carried out for several years with the Poker Flat Radar in Alaska.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Czechowsky, P.
(Max-Planck-Inst. fuer Aeronomie Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany)
Ruster, R.
(Max-Planck-Inst. fuer Aeronomie Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1985
Publication Information
Publication: International Council of Scientific Unions Handbook for MAP, Vol. 18
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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