Articles | Volume 16, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 5021–5042, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-5021-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 5021–5042, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-5021-2016

Research article 22 Apr 2016

Research article | 22 Apr 2016

Comparison of VLT/X-shooter OH and O2 rotational temperatures with consideration of TIMED/SABER emission and temperature profiles

Stefan Noll et al.

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We compare temperatures derived from simultaneous observations of 25 OH and two O2 mesospheric airglow bands taken with the X-shooter spectrograph at the Very Large Telescope in Chile. Considering emission and temperature profile data from the radiometer SABER on the TIMED satellite, we find significant time-dependent non-thermal contributions to the OH-based temperatures, especially for bands originating from high vibrational levels. Many studies of the mesopause region are affected.
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