Simultaneous measurements of meteor winds and green line intensity variations: Gravity waves and planetary waves

DOI: 
10.1029/JA086iA09p07767
Publication date: 
01/09/1981
Main author: 
Teitelbaum, H.
IAA authors: 
Blanco, F.
Authors: 
Teitelbaum, H.;Massebeuf, M.;Fellous, J. L.;Petitdidier, M.;Christophe, J.;Blanco, F.
Journal: 
Journal of Geophysical Research
Refereed: 
Yes
Publication type: 
Article
Volume: 
86
Pages: 
7767-7770
Abstract: 
We provide evidence of the influence of planetary waves on the intensity variations of the 557.7-nm airglow emission. The comparison relies on simultaneous measurements at four different stations located between 37°N and 56°N in latitude, 36°E and 3°W in longitude: meteor wind observations in France and USSR and optical measurements at 557.7 nm in France and Spain, in July 1971. An oscillation of period near 2 days had been identified in the wind data; it is also apparent on the nightglow intensity variations. Its characteristics are well accounted for by the first symmetric mode of the 52- hour period planetary oscillation of horizontal wave number 3, described previously (Glass et al., 1975). A 4+/-1 hour period gravity wave apparently present in the data of the French stations is discussed.
Database: 
ADS
URL: 
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/#abs/1981JGR....86.7767T/abstract
ADS Bibcode: 
1981JGR....86.7767T
Keywords: 
Airglow;Gravity Waves;Meteor Trails;Planetary Waves;Wind Measurement;Meteorological Radar;Nightglow;Phase Shift;Wind Effects;Geophysics