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.
The data is plaintext tab-delimited format.
NSF, Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences
Utah NASA Space Grant Consortium
Utah State University
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
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
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.
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
ALO observatory 41.74ºN, 111.81ºW
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Wynn, T. A., Wickwar, V., & Herron, J. (2019). Data from Analysis of Mesosphere Secular Trends and Episodic Variability, 9/3/1993 to 8/5/2003. Utah State University. https://doi.org/10.26078/33QD-Y974
Additional FilesREADME_Wynn_Wickwar_Herron.txt (4 kB)
MyData.txt (514 kB)