The Poker Flat, Alaska, MST radar as a meteor radar
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1983 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 18, Issue 6, pages 1021–1027, November-December 1983
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1983), The Poker Flat, Alaska, MST radar as a meteor radar, Radio Sci., 18(6), 1021–1027, doi:10.1029/RS018i006p01021., , and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 3 MAR 1983
- Manuscript Received: 15 SEP 1982
Meteor echoes received on the mesosphere-stratosphere-troposphere radar at Poker Flat, Alaska, have been tested for their usefulness in studying the large-scale dynamics of the upper mesosphere and lower ionosphere. A selection scheme has been developed to extract meteor echoes from the normally observed turbulence scatter echoes in a composite data set. The selected echoes have height and time distributions that agree with the expected meteor distributions. Wind velocities calculated from the meteor echoes agree well with those calculated from the turbulent scatter echoes.