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AMT | Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 749-761, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-749-2019
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 749-761, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-749-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 01 Feb 2019

Research article | 01 Feb 2019

A new MesosphEO data set of temperature profiles from 35 to 85 km using Rayleigh scattering at limb from GOMOS/ENVISAT daytime observations

Alain Hauchecorne et al.
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This paper presents a new dataset of temperature profiles in the upper stratosphere and mesosphere acquired with the GOMOS spectrometer on board the European satellite ENVISAT. The principle is to observe the scattering of sunlight by air molecules at the Earth limb. The observed signal is proportional to the atmospheric density from which the temperature is derived. This technique provides a new source of information on temperature where satellite observations are sparse.
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