Articles | Volume 20, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 1737–1755, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-1737-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 1737–1755, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-1737-2020

Research article 13 Feb 2020

Research article | 13 Feb 2020

Response of middle atmospheric temperature to the 27 d solar cycle: an analysis of 13 years of microwave limb sounder data

Piao Rong et al.

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We study the presence and characteristics of 27 d solar signatures in middle atmospheric temperature observed by the microwave limb sounder on NASA's Aura spacecraft. This is a highly interesting and significant subject because the physical and chemical mechanisms leading to these 27 d solar-driven signatures are, in many cases, not well understood. The analysis shows that highly significant 27 d solar signatures in middle atmospheric temperature are present at many altitudes and latitudes.
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