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10 Mar 2022
Research article |  | 10 Mar 2022

Comparison of mesospheric sodium profile retrievals from OSIRIS and SCIAMACHY nightglow measurements

Julia Koch, Adam Bourassa, Nick Lloyd, Chris Roth, and Christian von Savigny

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The mesopause, the region of the earth's atmosphere between 85 and 100 km, is hard to access by direct measurements. Therefore we look for parameters that can be measured using satellite or ground-based measurements. In this study we researched sodium airglow, a phenomenon that occurs when sodium atoms are excited by chemical reactions. We compared satellite measurements of the airglow and resulting sodium concentration profiles to gain a better understanding of the sodium in that region.
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