Articles | Volume 16, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 11019–11041, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-11019-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 11019–11041, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-11019-2016

Research article 06 Sep 2016

Research article | 06 Sep 2016

MIPAS observations of longitudinal oscillations in the mesosphere and the lower thermosphere: climatology of odd-parity daily frequency modes

Maya García-Comas et al.

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MIPAS/Envisat data IMK-IAA MIPAS team https://www.imk-asf.kit.edu/english/308.php

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In this paper, for the first time, temperature longitudinal oscillations are derived from 20 to 150 km from a single instrument. A climatology of amplitudes and phases of zonal waves with odd daily frequencies is presented on a global scale. The interannual variability in amplitudes of the migrating modes shows a QBO in the MLT, which is probably originated in the stratosphere. The results are useful for testing general circulation models considering tidal effects in the MLT region.
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