Development of an Advanced OH Mesospheric Temperature Mapper for Correlative Dynamical Studies at the ALOMAR Arctic Observatory (69 degree N)
Final performance rept. 1 Jun 2002-30 Nov 2004
UTAH STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION LOGAN
Pagination or Media Count:
This report summarizes work performed under DURIP grant No F49620-02-1-0258, awarded to the Space Dynamics Laboratory, Utah State University Research Foundation USURF for the design and development of a novel infrared image for mapping mesospheric temperature and its variability at high-latitudes. This instrument concept was proposed by Dr. M. Taylor and Dr. W. P. Pendleton, Jr. and utilized state-of-the-art system components to achieve a new capability in wide-field 120 deg narrow band 2 nm measurements of the mesospheric OH Meinel nightglow emissions altitude 87 km to study atomospheric radiance and temperature changes with high spatial and temporal precision.
- Atmospheric Physics