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https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-14871-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-14871-2023
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01 Dec 2023
Research article |  | 01 Dec 2023

Long-term studies of the summer wind in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere at middle and high latitudes over Europe

Juliana Jaen, Toralf Renkwitz, Huixin Liu, Christoph Jacobi, Robin Wing, Aleš Kuchař, Masaki Tsutsumi, Njål Gulbrandsen, and Jorge L. Chau

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Investigation of winds is important to understand atmospheric dynamics. In the summer mesosphere and lower thermosphere, there are three main wind flows: the mesospheric westward, the mesopause southward (equatorward), and the lower-thermospheric eastward wind. Combining almost 2 decades of measurements from different radars, we study the trend, their interannual oscillations, and the effects of the geomagnetic activity over these wind maxima.
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