Wind observations in the MLT region over Southern Japan, by using foil chaff technique, Yamagawa MF radar and the MU radar

Y. Murayama, K. Igarashi, I. Nishimuta, R. Yamazaki, K. I. Oyama, T. Tsuda, T. Nakamura, S. Fukao, H. U. Widdel, K. Schlegel

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Abstract

Wind fields observed with foil chaff technique in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere (80-98 km in altitude) by means of two micro-rockets at 1200 and 1315 UT on 14 January 1997 from Uchinoura, Japan (31N, 131E) are compared with the winds simultaneously observed with the MU radar (MUR; 35N, 136E) and the Yamagawa MF radar (MFR; 31N, 131E). The chaff and MFR results showed good agreement at 80-88 km, and MFR data were missing at higher altitudes. A coherent structure was commonly detected in the chaff, MFR, and the MUR winds, likely caused by a large scale gravity wave.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)575-578
Number of pages4
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Volume24
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Geophysics
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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