Articles | Volume 19, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 1835–1851, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-1835-2019

Special issue: Layered phenomena in the mesopause region (ACP/AMT inter-journal...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 1835–1851, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-1835-2019

Research article 12 Feb 2019

Research article | 12 Feb 2019

Model results of OH airglow considering four different wavelength regions to derive night-time atomic oxygen and atomic hydrogen in the mesopause region

Tilo Fytterer et al.

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A model was developed to derive night-time atomic oxygen (O(3P)) and atomic hydrogen (H) from satellite observations in the altitude region between 75 km and 100 km. Comparisons between the best-fit model and the measurements suggest that chemical reactions involving O2 and O(3P) might occur differently than is usually assumed in literature. This considerably affects the derived abundances of O(3P) and H, which in turn might influence air temperature and winds of the whole atmosphere.
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