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Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Geophysical Research Letters

Volume

22

Issue

20

Publisher

American Geophysical Union

Publication Date

10-1995

First Page

2849

Last Page

2852

DOI

10.1029/95GL02948

Abstract

During the ALOHA‐93 campaign coincident imaging and interferometric measurements of the near infrared and visible wavelength nightglow emissions were made from Haleakala Crater, Maui. On 10 October, 1993 a most unusual wave event was observed. This disturbance appeared as a sharp “front” followed by several conspicuous wave crests which progressed rapidly through the imager's field of view (180°). As the front passed overhead the interferometer detected a sudden jump in both the OH intensity (>50%) and its rotational temperature (∼20 K) with the temperature increase leading the intensity by almost 15 min. At the same time the imager registered a sharp decrease in the OI(557.7 nm) emission intensity. A description of this remarkable event follows.

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Published by the American Geophysical Union in Geophysical Research Letters: http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/1995/95GL02948.shtml

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