2015 CEDAR Workshop, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Utah State University’s Mesospheric Temperature Mapper (MTM) has operated continuously at the Andes Lidar Observatory on Cerro Pachon, Chile (30.3° S, 70.7° S) since August 2009. Its purpose is to quantify gravity wave (GW) activity as observed in OH rotational temperature measurements in the mesosphere at an altitude of ~87 km with a particular interest in investigating short period GWs and their seasonal variability. 5.5 years data to date.
The SABER instrument aboard the TIMED satellite provides complimentary data to measure temperature variances and GW potential energy (PE) to quantify the small-scale GWs propagating up into the mesosphere, and lower thermosphere (MLT) region over the Andes.
Pugmire, Jonathan, "Satellite measurements of mesospheric gravity wave temperature variances over the Andes" (2015). 2015 CEDAR Workshop, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Graduate Student Posters. Paper 26.