Title

Data from Analysis of Mesosphere Secular Trends and Episodic Variability, 9/3/1993 to 8/5/2003

Description

The database examined here covers a time span from September 1993 to August 2003 and an altitude range of 45 to 90 km, and contains 593 nightly temperature profiles. We examine our data for secular warming and cooling and decadal scale (solar cycle) variations by applying three different models to the data.

OCLC

1090815406

Document Type

Dataset

DCMI Type

Dataset

File Format

.txt

Viewing Instructions

The data is plaintext tab-delimited format.

Publication Date

2-14-2019

Funder

NSF, Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences

Utah NASA Space Grant Consortium

Publisher

Utah State University

Award Number

NSF, Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences 9203034; NSF, Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences 9302118; NSF, Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences 9714789; NSF, Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences 0123145; NSF, Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences 0531397

Award Title

COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: CEDAR: Mid-latitude Studies of the Middle Atmosphere Using Rayleigh and Raman Lidar; Collaborative Research: Lidar Studies of Middle Atmospheric Dynamics (CEDAR); CEDAR: The Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere Using the USU/CASS Atmospheric Lidar Observatory; CEDAR: New Opportunities for Mesospheric and Lower Thermospheric Research at Atmospheric Lidar Observatory (ALO); Mesospheric Research Based on the Analysis of Temperatures and Densities from the Utah State University/Center for Atmospheric and Space Sciences Atmospheric Lidar Observatory

Methodology

Reduced temperatures and temperature uncertainties from USU Rayleigh-scatter lidar signal. The analysis of the temperatures consists of linear and non-linear regression equations fit to the temperatures.

Referenced by

Wynn, Troy Alden, "Statistical Analysis of the USU Lidar Data Set with Reference to Mesospheric Solar Response and Cooling Rate Calculation, with Analysis of Statistical Issues Affecting the Regression Coefficients" (2010). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 797. https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/etd/797

Start Date

9-1993

End Date

8-2003

Location

ALO observatory 41.74ºN, 111.81ºW

Language

eng

Code Lists

See README file for details.

Comments

The initial temperatures were taken from the climatology of the sodium resonance lidar at Colorado State University (CSU): She, C. Y., S. Chen, Z. Hu, J. Sherman, J. D. Vance, V. Vasoli, M. A. White, J. R. Yu and D. A. Krueger (2000), Eight-year climatology of nocturnal temperature and sodium density in the mesopause region (80 to 105 km) over Fort Collins, CO (41º N, 105º W), Geophys. Res. Lett., 27, 3289-3292, doi: 10.1029/2000GL003825

Disciplines

Atmospheric Sciences

License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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