Stereoscopic imaging of the hydroxyl emissive layer at low latitudes

dc.contributor.authorMoreels, G.
dc.contributor.authorClairemidi, J.
dc.contributor.authorFaivre, M.
dc.contributor.authorMougin-Sisini, D.
dc.contributor.authorKouahla, M. N.
dc.contributor.authorMeriwether, J. W.
dc.contributor.authorLehmacher, G. A.
dc.contributor.authorVidal Safor, Erick
dc.contributor.authorVeliz, Oscar
dc.description.abstractThe hydroxyl nightglow layer is an excellent tracer of the dynamical processes occurring within the mesosphere. A new stereo-imaging method is applied that not only measures the altitude of the airglow layer but also provides a three-dimensional map of the OH-layer centroid heights. A campaign was conducted in July 2006 in Peru to obtain NIR images of the OH nightglow layer which were simultaneously taken for two sites separated by 645 km: Cerro Cosmos (12°09′08.2″S, 75°33′49.3″W, altitude 4630 m) and Cerro Verde Tellolo (16°33′17.6″S, 71°39′59.4″W, altitude 2330 m). Data represented by pairs of images obtained during the nights of July 26–27 and 28–29 are analyzed to yield satellite-type views of the wave field. These are obtained by application of an inversion algorithm. In calculating the normalized cross-correlation parameter for the intensity, three-dimensional maps of the OH nightglow layer surface are retrieved. The mean altitude of the emission profile barycenter is found to be at 87.1 km on July 26 and 89.5 km on July 28. In these two cases the horizontal wavelengths determined are 21.1 and 24.6 km with periods of 18 and 34 min, respectively. A panoramic view of the OH nightglow emission obtained on July 29 at 8 h51–9 h26 UT is presented, in which the overall direction of the waves is found to be N–NW to S–SE, azimuth 150°–330° (counted from South). The wave kinetic energy density at the OH nightglow layer altitude is 3.9×10−4 W/kg, which is comparable to the values derived from partial reflection radiowave data.es_ES
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dc.identifier.citationMoreels, G., Clairemidi, J., Faivre, M., Mougin-Sisini, D., Kouahla, M. N., Meriwether, J. W., ... Veliz, O. (2008). Stereoscopic imaging of the hydroxyl emissive layer at low latitudes.==$Planetary and Space Science, 56$==(11), 1467-1479.
dc.identifier.journalPlanetary and Space Sciencees_ES
dc.subjectAirglow layeres_ES
dc.subjectGravity waveses_ES
dc.subject3D imaginges_ES
dc.subjectSky backgroundes_ES
dc.titleStereoscopic imaging of the hydroxyl emissive layer at low latitudeses_ES


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