High-latitude remote sensing of mesospheric wind speeds and carbon monoxide

Title:
High-latitude remote sensing of mesospheric wind speeds and carbon monoxide
Authors:
Burrows, S. M.; Martin, C. L.; Roberts, E. A.
Abstract:
We present high-resolution ground-based measurements of mesospheric carbon monoxide (CO) taken in the years 2002–5 from the AST/RO sub-millimeter telescope, located at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. These include the first winter measurements of CO directly from one of the geographic poles, which agree well with expected high concentrations within the polar vortex. We also use CO as a tracer to estimate mesospheric neutral wind speeds, by measuring small Doppler shifts in the rotational emission spectrum. We highlight the potential of high-resolution radiometric measurements mesospheric winds to fill a significant experimental data gap.
Citation:
Burrows, S. M., C. L. Martin, and E. A. Roberts. 2007. "High-latitude remote sensing of mesospheric wind speeds and carbon monoxide." Journal Of Geophysical Research — Atmospheres 112.
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union
DATE ISSUED:
2007
Department:
Physics and Astronomy
Type:
article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1029/2006JD007993
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/310311

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dc.contributor.authorBurrows, S. M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMartin, C. L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, E. A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-23T16:30:12Z-
dc.date.available2013-12-23T16:30:12Z-
dc.date.issued2007en
dc.identifier.citationBurrows, S. M., C. L. Martin, and E. A. Roberts. 2007. "High-latitude remote sensing of mesospheric wind speeds and carbon monoxide." Journal Of Geophysical Research — Atmospheres 112.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0148-0227en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/310311-
dc.description.abstractWe present high-resolution ground-based measurements of mesospheric carbon monoxide (CO) taken in the years 2002–5 from the AST/RO sub-millimeter telescope, located at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. These include the first winter measurements of CO directly from one of the geographic poles, which agree well with expected high concentrations within the polar vortex. We also use CO as a tracer to estimate mesospheric neutral wind speeds, by measuring small Doppler shifts in the rotational emission spectrum. We highlight the potential of high-resolution radiometric measurements mesospheric winds to fill a significant experimental data gap.en_US
dc.publisherAmerican Geophysical Unionen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1029/2006JD007993-
dc.subject.departmentPhysics and Astronomyen_US
dc.titleHigh-latitude remote sensing of mesospheric wind speeds and carbon monoxideen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal Of Geophysical Research Atmospheresen_US
dc.identifier.volume112en_US
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