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CEDAR Workshop, Santa Fe, NM, June 27–July 2, 2004

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The Rayleigh-scatter lidar at the Atmospheric Lidar Observatory (ALO) on the Utah State University (USU) (41.7°N, 111.8°W) campus has been in operation since 1993. The temperature database now contains over ten years of Rayleigh-scatter temperatures. A multi-year temperature climatology has been calculated from these observations along with the RMS and interannual variability. These temperatures and the climatology are currently being used in a number of mesospheric studies, including mesospheric inversion layers, tides, planetary waves, cyclical variations, trends, longitudinal comparisons, and validation studies.


Poster presented at the CEDAR Workshop, Santa Fe, NM, June 27–July 2, 2004. PDF of poster is available for download through link above.