Velocity and associated echo power variations in the summer polar mesosphere
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1995 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 22, Issue 1, pages 65–67, 1 January 1995
How to Cite
(1995), Velocity and associated echo power variations in the summer polar mesosphere. Geophysical Research Letters, 22: 65–67. doi: 10.1029/94GL02902
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 25 OCT 1994
- Manuscript Received: 25 JUL 1994
VHF radar measurements have been made for 32 days in the summer polar mesosphere at Andenes (69°N, 16°E) in Northern Norway. For specific time intervals a significant correlation between wave-induced velocity oscillations and corresponding echo power variations has been found. In particular, the height dependence of amplitude and phase of the different waves has been studied in detail. The observed waves in the velocity field, which are also present in the temperature field, occasionally appear in corresponding echo power variations possibly due to the existence of ice particles in the summer polar mesosphere.