Simultaneous multi-instrumental measurements of temperatures, waves and PSCs in the polar winter atmosphere on both sides of the Scandinavian mountains

Updated 2003-03-10

Waves play a major role for the momentum and energy transport in the middle atmosphere [Fritts and van Zandt, 1993] by modifying the local temperature field as well as the general circulation when the waves reach the saturation level and break [Holton, 1983; Fritts, 1984]. The MACWAVE rocket campaign is investigating the wave field in polar latitudes during summer and winter. To learn more about the horizontal structure of the wave field, it is important to measure at more than one station. For the monitoring of the vertical transport by the waves, measurements over a large height range are necessary. The combination of lidars, radiosondes and falling spheres will cover the region from the ground up to approximately 105 km. When comparing data, it is important to take into account the different measurement principles and integration times. The rocket will show small scale variations whereas the lidar permits a continuous monitoring of the temperature and wave situation

Comments and additional information:

MACWAVE rocket campaign

Time frame

Status
Ongoing
Project time span
2002 - 2003
Data collection
not specified
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
J. Lunde
Address
ALOMAR Observatory And√łya Rocket Range P.O Box 54 8483 Andenes
Phone
+47 76 14 11 00
Fax
+47 76 14 44 01
Email
on.egnartekcor@ramola

Parameters and Media

Not specified

Geography

Regions studied
ALOMAR Observatory
Norway

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
No

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
No
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