Articles | Volume 19, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 6401–6418, 2019

Special issue: Sources, propagation, dissipation and impact of gravity waves...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 6401–6418, 2019

Research article 16 May 2019

Research article | 16 May 2019

Observations of OH airglow from ground, aircraft, and satellite: investigation of wave-like structures before a minor stratospheric warming

Sabine Wüst et al.

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In winter 2016, the camera system FAIM derived information about the OH* airglow at ca. 86 km height during six flights on board the research aircraft FALCON in northern Scandinavia. Coincident ground- and satellite-based measurements (GRIPS and TIMED-SABER) complete the data set. The data are analysed with respect to the temporal and spatial evolution of small-scale atmospheric dynamics just before a minor stratospheric warming. Special emphasis is placed on possible instability features.
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