Articles | Volume 18, issue 22
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19 Nov 2018
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Mesospheric bores at southern midlatitudes observed by ISS-IMAP/VISI: a first report of an undulating wave front

Yuta Hozumi, Akinori Saito, Takeshi Sakanoi, Atsushi Yamazaki, and Keisuke Hosokawa


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AR by Natascha Töpfer on behalf of the Authors (12 Sep 2018)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Oct 2018) by William Ward
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (23 Oct 2018)
ED: Publish as is (02 Nov 2018) by William Ward
Short summary
Spatial structures of wave disturbances in the upper atmosphere were investigated with space-borne imaging from the International Space Station. The wave disturbance occurred around an altitude of 100 km, and is called a mesospheric bore. The large-scale structure of mesospheric bores has not been fully captured by previous ground-based imagers, but the space-borne imaging captured a bore with a wide field of view, and showed that bores can have a large undulating wave front as long as 2000 km.
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