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A fast SWIR imager for observations of transient features in OH airglow

Hannawald, Patrick and Schmidt, Carsten and Wüst, Sabine and Bittner, Michael (2016) A fast SWIR imager for observations of transient features in OH airglow. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques (AMT) (9), pp. 1461-1472. Copernicus Publications. DOI: 10.5194/amt-9-1461-2016 ISSN 1867-1381

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Since December 2013 the new imaging system FAIM (Fast Airglow IMager) for the study of smaller-scale features (both in space and time) is in routine operation at the NDMC (Network for the Detection of Mesospheric Change) station at DLR (German Aerospace Center) in Oberpfaffenhofen (48.1� N, 11.3� E). Covering the brightest OH vibrational bands between 1 and 1.7 μm, this imaging system can acquire two frames per second. The field of view is approximately 55 km times 60 km at the mesopause heights. A mean spatial resolution of 200m at a zenith angle of 45� and up to 120m for zenith conditions are achieved. The observations show a large variety of atmospheric waves. This paper introduces the instrument and compares the FAIM data with spectrally resolved GRIPS (GRound-based Infrared P-branch Spectrometer) data. In addition, a case study of a breaking gravity wave event, which we assume to be associated with Kelvin–Helmholtz instabilities, is discussed.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/104914/
Document Type:Article
Title:A fast SWIR imager for observations of transient features in OH airglow
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Hannawald, Patrickpatrick.hannawald (at) physik.uni-augsburg.deUNSPECIFIED
Schmidt, Carstencarsten.schmidt (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Wüst, Sabinesabine.wuest (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Bittner, Michaelmichael.bittner (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:4 April 2016
Journal or Publication Title:Atmospheric Measurement Techniques (AMT)
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.5194/amt-9-1461-2016
Page Range:pp. 1461-1472
Publisher:Copernicus Publications
Keywords:OH Airglow, Gravity waves, imager
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Atmosphären- und Klimaforschung
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Atmosphere
Deposited By: Hannawald, Patrick
Deposited On:06 Jul 2016 11:38
Last Modified:08 Mar 2018 18:10

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