A new meteor echo detection and collection system: Christmas Island mesospheric wind measurements


  • S. K. Avery,

  • J. P. Avery,

  • T. A. Valentic,

  • S. E. Palo,

  • M. J. Leary,

  • R. L. Obert


A second generation meteor echo detection and collection system has been installed on the Christmas Island, Republic of Kiribati, stratosphere-troposphere radar system. Data from the first 6 months of operation have yielded mean wind and tidal climatologies that are compared with theoretical models.