First lidar observations of polar mesospheric clouds and Fe temperatures at McMurdo (77.8°S, 166.7°E), Antarctica

@inproceedings{Chu2011FirstLO,
  title={First lidar observations of polar mesospheric clouds and Fe temperatures at McMurdo (77.8°S, 166.7°E), Antarctica},
  author={Xinzhao Chu and Wentao Huang and Weichun Fong and Zhibin Yu and Zhangjun Wang and John Anthony Smith and Chester S. Gardner},
  year={2011}
}
[1] We report the first lidar observations of polar mesospheric clouds (PMCs) and temperatures made with an Fe Boltzmann lidar at McMurdo, Antarctica in summer 2010–2011. Eighty-five hours of PMCs were observed between 21 Dec 2010 and 15 Feb 2011, giving an overall occurrence frequency of 29.9%. The mean PMC centroid altitude is 84.59 ± 0.17 km, confirming previous reports that clouds in the Southern Hemisphere are ∼1 km higher than in the North. By combining the McMurdo (77.8°S) observations… CONTINUE READING

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