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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 13631–13654, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-13631-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 13631–13654, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-13631-2021

Research article 13 Sep 2021

Research article | 13 Sep 2021

Mesospheric gravity wave activity estimated via airglow imagery, multistatic meteor radar, and SABER data taken during the SIMONe–2018 campaign

Fabio Vargas et al.

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We study large- and small-scale gravity wave cases observed in both airglow imagery and meteor radar data obtained during the SIMONe campaign carried out in early November 2018. We calculate the intrinsic features of several waves and estimate their impact in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere region via transferring energy and momentum to the atmosphere. We also associate cases of large-scale waves with secondary wave generation in the stratosphere.
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