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AMT | Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 2445–2461, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-2445-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 2445–2461, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-2445-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 17 Apr 2019

Research article | 17 Apr 2019

Atomic oxygen number densities in the mesosphere–lower thermosphere region measured by solid electrolyte sensors on WADIS-2

Martin Eberhart et al.
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This paper describes the measurement of atomic oxygen in the upper atmosphere onboard sounding rockets using solid electrolyte sensors. Calibration of the sensors in the laboratory is explained in detail. Results from the WADIS-2 rocket campaign show profiles of atomic oxygen density with a high spatial resolution.
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