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Recovery of planetary-scale waves in stratospheric, mesospheric, and lower thermospheric winds and temperature from the Doppler wind and temperature sounder

[+] Author Affiliations
Ruth S. Lieberman

Northwest Research Associates Colorado Research, Associates Division, Boulder, Colorado 80301

Jens Oberheide

Clemson University Clemson, Department of Physics, 102B Kinard Laboratory, Clemson, South Carolina 29634-0978

Larry L. Gordley

GATS, Inc. 11864 Canon Boulevard, Newport News, Virginia 23606

Benjamin T. Marshall

GATS, Inc. 11864 Canon Boulevard, Newport News, Virginia 23606

J. Appl. Remote Sens. 6(1), 063570 (Sep 14, 2012). doi:10.1117/1.JRS.6.063570
History: Received March 7, 2012; Revised July 16, 2012; Accepted July 30, 2012
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Abstract.  A new approach for measuring high-altitude winds and temperatures has been developed that employs gas filter correlation radiometry from low Earth orbit. This approach would provide unprecedented observations of atmospheric dynamics from the lower stratosphere into the middle thermosphere. Our objective was to test the Doppler wind and temperature sounder (DWTS) retrievals (including uncertainties) using realistic middle atmosphere virtual input. We present several sampling scenarios for DWTS, and demonstrate its capability to retrieve planetary-scale variations in global temperature and vector winds.

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Ruth S. Lieberman ; Jens Oberheide ; Larry L. Gordley and Benjamin T. Marshall
"Recovery of planetary-scale waves in stratospheric, mesospheric, and lower thermospheric winds and temperature from the Doppler wind and temperature sounder", J. Appl. Remote Sens. 6(1), 063570 (Sep 14, 2012). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.6.063570


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