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Diffusive filtering theory of gravity wave spectra in the atmosphere
Shear and convective instabilities, Doppler spreading, and nonlinear wave-wave interactions are mechanisms which have been proposed to explain the form of the gravity wave vertical wave numberExpand
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Lidar observations of gravity waves and their spectra near the mesopause and stratopause at Arecibo
Abstract The UIUC CEDAR Rayleigh/Na lidar was operated for approximately 160 h on 30 nights in January, March, and April 1989 at the Arecibo Observatory (18°N, 67°W) as part of the AIDA Act '89Expand
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Gravity wave characteristics in the lower atmosphere at south pole
A 4-year (1993–1996) temperature and wind data set obtained from over 2000 high-resolution balloon soundings at South Pole is used to study gravity wave characteristics in the troposphere and lowerExpand
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Wave breaking signatures in OH airglow and sodium densities and temperatures: 1. Airglow imaging, Na lidar, and MF radar observations
The Collaborative Observations Regarding the Nightglow (CORN) campaign took place at the Urbana Atmospheric Observatory during September 1992. The instrumentation included, among others, theExpand
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Thermal Structure of the Mesopause Region (80–105 km) at 40°N Latitude. Part I: Seasonal Variations
Abstract Sodium wind/temperature lidar measurements taken throughout the diurnal and annual cycles at Urbana, Illinois (40°N, 88°W), from February 1996 through January 1998 are used to characterizeExpand
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Target signatures for laser altimeters: an analysis.
  • C. Gardner
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Applied optics
  • 1 February 1982
The statistical characteristics of the received signal for short pulse laser altimeters are investigated. Expressions are derived for the mean and temporal covariances of the received pulse for aExpand
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Unstable layers in the mesopause region observed with Na lidar during the Turbulent Oxygen Mixing Experiment (TOMEX) campaign
[1] The Na wind/temperature lidar located at Starfire Optical Range near Albuquerque, New Mexico, provided real time measurements of wind, temperature, and Na density in the mesopause region duringExpand
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Ranging performance of satellite laser altimeters
  • C. Gardner
  • Mathematics, Computer Science
  • IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote. Sens.
  • 1 September 1992
Topographic mapping of the Earth, Moon, and planets can be accomplished with high resolution and accuracy using satellite laser altimeters. These systems employ nanosecond laser pulses andExpand
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