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Seasonal Temperature Variation of the MLT Region Inferred from A VHF Meteor Radar at King Sejong Station, Antarctica

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Title
Seasonal Temperature Variation of the MLT Region Inferred from A VHF Meteor Radar at King Sejong Station, Antarctica
Other Titles
세종기지 유성레이다 온도자료를 이용한 MLT 영역 연구
Authors
Kim, Jeong-Han
Jee, Geonhwa
Kim, Yong Ha
Keywords
Diffusion Coefficient; MLT region; Mesopause Temperature; Meteor radar
Issue Date
2008
Citation
Kim, Jeong-Han, Jee, Geonhwa, Kim, Yong Ha. 2008. Seasonal Temperature Variation of the MLT Region Inferred from A VHF Meteor Radar at King Sejong Station, Antarctica. Asia Oceania Geosciences Society. Asia Oceania Geosciences Society. 2008.06.20~.
Abstract
A VHF meteor radar at King Sejong Station(62±S, 59±W), Antarctica has been observing meteors more than 20,000 per day since March, 2007. Meteors entering the earth’s atmosphere may reveal much information on the atmospheric temperatures and wind fields of the mesosphere and lower thermosphere (MLT), especially the altitude region between 80km and 100km. The temperature information can be inferred from diffusion coefficients that are derived from observed meteor decay times. In this study, we present the altitude profiles of 15-min. averaged diffusion coefficients for each month of Austral fall, spring, and summer 2007. From our results, we found that there is a clear seasonal change in altitude profiles of diffusion coefficients, namely the well known characteristics that the mesopause altitude rises and falls during summer and winter, respectively. We will discuss some implication of this seasonal change in the MLT temperature profiles at the southern high latitude and compare our results with TIMED/SABER temperature profiles. We also present the monthly averaged values of temperature-pressure parameters derived from the diffusion coefficients, and compare them with those of other meteor observations at northern mid(43±N) and low(8.5±N) latitudes.
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http://repository.kopri.re.kr/handle/201206/7789
Conference Name
Asia Oceania Geosciences Society
Conference Place
Asia Oceania Geosciences Society
Conference Date
2008.06.20~
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