Anomalous winter hydroxyl temperatures at 69°S during 2002 in a multiyear context
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2005
Copyright 2005 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 32, Issue 12, June 2005
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2005), Anomalous winter hydroxyl temperatures at 69°S during 2002 in a multiyear context, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L12818, doi:10.1029/2004GL022287., , and (
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2005
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 26 MAY 2005
- Manuscript Revised: 5 MAY 2005
- Manuscript Received: 22 DEC 2004
 Hydroxyl airglow temperatures measured over Davis station, Antarctica (68°S, 78°E) in 2002 are compared to an 8-year climatological mean. The 2002 winter average temperature was 5.1 ± 0.8K warmer than the climatological mean. This anomaly is a factor of two larger than what can be attributed to solar flux increases. Of the 210 nightly averages obtained, 72 (34%) exceeded the climatological maximum, primarily in two unusually warm intervals in late-May to early-June and in mid-July. An unusually cold interval (10 nights below the climatological minimum) coincided with a climatological dip in mid-August. Temperature oscillations of 15–20 K amplitude, extending over 4 cycles across the Sep–Oct stratospheric warming correlate with Rothera temperatures and Davis mesospheric winds and are consistent with a 14-day westward propagating zonal planetary wave number 1.