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Main Title Measurements of the high latitude middle atmosphere dynamic structure using lidar /
Author Philbrick, C. R.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Sipler, D. P.
Dix, B. E.
Davidson, G.
Moskowitz, W. P.
Trowbridge, C.
Sluder, R.
Schmidlin, F. J.
Mendenhall, L. D.
Bhavnani, K. H.
Hahn, K. J.
Publisher Air Force Geophysics Laboratory, Air Force Systems Command, United States Air Force,
Year Published 1987
Report Number AFGL TR 87-53; ADA 224390; AFGL-TR-87-0053
OCLC Number 367589968
Subjects Atmospheric density ; Mesosphere ; Optical radar ; Sounding rockets
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  AFGL-TR-87-0053 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 02/22/1991
Collation xi, 129 pages : illustrations, tables ; 28 cm.
"18 February 1987." ADA224390 (From Ionospheric Physics Division Project 7670. Research supported by the Geophysics Laboratory, United States Air Force, Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts. Includes bibliographical references (page 115).
Contents Notes
A new mobile lidar was used to obtain data on the variations that occur in the high latitude atmosphere between 20 and 85 km. Data were obtained on 26 nights during the program. Standard meteorological balloon and rocket payloads also measured the density, for comparison with the lidar data. More than a thousand profiles of atmospheric density were obtained with the lidar and 20 meteorological rockets were launched. Comparisons between the lidar data and the meteorological rocket data showed generally good agreement. However, the lidar data from the February period is offset 12-14 percent from the rocket data. The March and April data, including 14 sets of overlapping data, generally agree to within 3 percent. Keywords: Lidar; Atmospheric density; Middle atmosphere; Atmospheric variations; High latitude atmosphere.