Longest continous ground-based measurements of mesospheric CO
Journal article, 2003

The longest continuous series of ground-based measurements of mesospheric CO is presented. The continuous data cover the period September 2000 to September 2002. Sporadic measurements from 1988 and 1989 are also reported. The results show a large CO accumulation in the winter mesosphere, which is consistent with generally accepted ideas about the seasonally-varying mean meridional circulation. Comparison of the observations with simulations by the Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model (WACCM) indicate that the model can reproduce the observed seasonal cycle as well as much of its variability, although calculated columns amounts are smaller than the largest values seen in the data.

Author

Peter Forkman

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, Global Environmental Measurements

Patrick Eriksson

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, Global Environmental Measurements

Anders Winnberg

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science

Rolando Garcia

Douglas Kinnison

Geophysical Research Letters

0094-8276 (ISSN)

Vol. 30 10

Roots

Basic sciences

Infrastructure

Onsala Space Observatory

Subject Categories

Earth and Related Environmental Sciences

DOI

10.1029/2003GL016931

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10/7/2017