The Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters
The SABER instrument aboard the TIMED satellite is a multichannel radiometer and has been continuously measuring the altitude distribution of infrared airglow intensity in the mesosphere on a global basis since 2002. While the majority of these altitude distributions are Gaussian-like, a significant portion exhibit two or more local maxima, suggesting multiple airglow layers. To better understand the cause of this phenomenon, the global and temporal distributions of infrared OH andO2 scans resulting in multiple peak altitude profiles are being examined.
Price, J., Rozum, J., Ware, G., & Baker, D. (2014). Global Nightly OH and O2 Mesospheric Airglow: Examining a Decade of Measurements Using the NASA SABER Satellite Sensor. The Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters, 91. http://www.utahacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/JUASALfulltext2014-finalrevised.pdf