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Title

Observing Gravity Wave Activity in the Mesopause Region by Means of Airglow Tomography

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Advances in Space Research

Volume

26

Issue

6

Publisher

Elsevier

Publication Date

5-2000

First Page

903

Last Page

906

DOI

10.1016/S0273-1177(00)00028-4

Abstract

The possibility of reconstructing a two-dimensional vertical cross section of structures in mesospheric airglow by means of tomographic inversion is investigated. A chain of cameras in a line on the ground level is assumed and the data to be inverted consist of luminosity curves from scans of airglow images. Results of inverting simulated data indicates that reconstruction of tilted structures due to gravity waves should be possible. This method should therefore allow the determination of the vertical wavelength as well as the horizontal wave parameters. The desirable number of cameras in a chain is discussed. An example of results obtained from a two-camera experiment using all-sky optics is also presented.

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Published by Elsevier in Advances in Space Research.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0273117700000284

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