Articles | Volume 15, issue 17
Research article
02 Sep 2015
Research article |  | 02 Sep 2015

Meteor radar quasi 2-day wave observations over 10 years at Collm (51.3° N, 13.0° E)

F. Lilienthal and Ch. Jacobi


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Short summary
The quasi 2-day wave (QTDW), one of the most striking features in the mesosphere/lower thermosphere, is analyzed using meteor radar measurements at Collm (51°N, 13°E) during 2004-2014. The QTDW has periods lasting between 43 and 52h during strong summer bursts, and weaker enhancements are found during winter. A correlation between QTDW amplitudes and wind shear suggests baroclinic instability to be a likely forcing mechanism.
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