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Volume 15, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 273–295, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-273-2015
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Special issue: Limb observations of the middle atmosphere by space- and airborne...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 273–295, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-273-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 12 Jan 2015

Research article | 12 Jan 2015

Global investigation of the Mg atom and ion layers using SCIAMACHY/Envisat observations between 70 and 150 km altitude and WACCM-Mg model results

M. P. Langowski et al.

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (12 Nov 2014) by Erkki Kyrölä
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Global concentration fields of Mg and Mg+ in the Earth's upper mesosphere and lower thermosphere (70-150km) are presented. These are retrieved from SCIAMACHY/Envisat satellite grating spectrometer measurements in limb viewing geometry between 2008 and 2012. These were compared with WACCM-Mg model results and a large fraction of the available measurement results for these species, and an interpretation of the results is done. The variation of these species during NLC presence is discussed.
Global concentration fields of Mg and Mg+ in the Earth's upper mesosphere and lower thermosphere...
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