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Volume 17, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 13345–13359, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-13345-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 13345–13359, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-13345-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 10 Nov 2017

Research article | 10 Nov 2017

Winds and temperatures of the Arctic middle atmosphere during January measured by Doppler lidar

Jens Hildebrand et al.
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RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (11 Jul 2017)
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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (15 Aug 2017) by Matthias Tesche
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ED: Publish as is (25 Sep 2017) by Matthias Tesche
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We present altitude profiles of winds and temperatures in the Arctic strato- and mesosphere obtained during three Januaries. The data show large year-to-year variations. We compare the observations to model data. For monthly mean profiles we find good agreement below 55 km altitude but also differences of up to 20 K and 20 m s-1 above. The fluctuations during single nights indicate gravity waves. The kinetic energy of such waves is typically 5 to 10 times larger than their potential energy.
We present altitude profiles of winds and temperatures in the Arctic strato- and mesosphere...
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