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Climatology and trends of mesospheric (58-90) temperatures based upon 1982-1986 SME limb scattering profilesAtmospheric temperature profiles for the altitude range 58-90 km were calculated using data on global UV limb radiances from the SME satellite. The major elements of this climatology include a high vertical resolution (about 4 km) and the coverage of the 70-90 km altitude region. The analysis of this extensive data set provides a global definition of mesospheric-lower thermospheric temperature trends over the 1982-1986 period. The observations suggest a pattern of 1-2 K/year decreases in temperatures at 80-90-km altitudes accompanied by 0.5-1.5 K/year increases in temperatures at 65-80-km altitudes.
Document ID
19890047789
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Clancy, R. Todd
(Colorado Univ. Boulder, CO, United States)
Rusch, David W.
(Colorado, University Boulder, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
March 20, 1989
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Geophysical Research
Volume: 94
ISSN: 0148-0227
Subject Category
Geophysics
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NASW-4091
Distribution Limits
Public
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