Accession Number:

ADA526976

Title:

Horizontal Temperature Variability in the Stratosphere: Global Variations Inferred from CRISTA Data

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC E O HULBURT CENTER FOR SPACE RESEARCH

Report Date:

2001-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

In two separate orbital campaigns November, 1994 and August, 1997, the Cryogenic Infrared Spectrometers and Telescopes for the Atmosphere CRISTA instrument acquired global stratospheric data of high accuracy and high spatial resolution. The standard limb-scanned CRISTA measurements resolved atmospheric spatial structures with vertical dimensions greater than or equal to 1.5 - 2 km and horizontal dimensions is greater than or equal to 100 - 200 km. A fluctuation analysis of horizontal temperature distributions derived from these data is presented. This method is somewhat complementary to conventional power-spectral analysis techniques.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE