Daytime Observations of Lower Thermospheric Wind Profiles at Woomera.
WEAPONS RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT SALISBURY (AUSTRALIA)
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Profiles of the daytime wind in the lower thermosphere, determined by observing the release of lithium vapour from a rocket, are presented. The observed profiles are compared with predicted tidal winds. The influence of thermospheric winds on ionisation distribution is discussed in relation to simultaneously observed ionospheric parameters. An outline is given of the analysis of the data obtained from the daytime lithium scanners, particular attention being given to problems which arise in the data analysis. Author
- Atmospheric Physics