Doppler temperatures from O1D airglow in the daytime thermosphere as observed by the Wind Imaging Interferometer WINDII on the UARS satelliteReport as inadecuate




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1 LPG - Laboratoire de Planétologie de Grenoble 2 CRESS - Centre for Research in Earth and Space Science Toronto 3 Meteorological Service of Canada

Abstract : From 1992 to 1997, the WINDII interferometer on board the UARS satellite acquired a large set of thermospheric data from the O1D and O1S airglows. We report here for the first time on daytime O1D Doppler temperatures obtained with version 5.11 of the WINDII data processing software. Using a statistical analysis of the temperatures independently measured by the two WINDII fields of view, we estimate that the temperature variations larger than 40 K can be considered as geophysical. Comparisons of WINDII temperatures measured during magnetically quiet days with temperatures obtained by the MSIS-90 and DTM-94 thermospheric models show a 100 K bias. We demonstrate, however, that the modeled temperature variations represent very well the mean temperature variation observed by WINDII over 4 years. We also show that the observed latitudinal-local time variation is in very good agreement with the two empirical models. Finally, the temperature variations during a magnetically disturbed day are found to be qualitatively well represented in form by the models, but largely underestimated. The presence of non-thermal atoms and instrument related issues are discussed as possible explanations for the 100 K bias between the WINDII Doppler temperatures and the empirical models.





Author: C. Lathuillère - W. A. Gault - B. Lamballais - Y. J. Rochon - B. H. Solheim -

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