Articles | Volume 19, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 13891–13910, 2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 13891–13910, 2019
Research article
19 Nov 2019
Research article | 19 Nov 2019

Global nighttime atomic oxygen abundances from GOMOS hydroxyl airglow measurements in the mesopause region

Qiuyu Chen et al.

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Atomic oxygen is one of the most important trace species in the mesopause region. A common technique to derive it from satellite measurements is to measure airglow emissions involved in the photochemistry of oxygen. In this work, hydroxyl nightglow measured by the GOMOS instrument on Envisat is used to derive a 10-year dataset of atomic oxygen in the middle and upper atmosphere. Annual and semiannual oscillations are observed in the data. The new data are consistent with various other datasets.
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