2013-2014 Science Planning Summaries
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Thermospheric neutral wind observation in the Antarctica Peninsula

Program Manager:
Dr. Vladimir Papitashvili

Event Number: A-132-P

ASC POC/Implementer:
Samina Ouda

Dr. Qian Wu (Principal Investigator)
http://www2.hao.ucar.edu/fpiExternal Non U.S. Government Site

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, UCAR/NCAR
Boulder, Colorado

Supporting Stations:  Palmer Station
Research Locations:  Terra Lab

Project Description:
This Palmer Station research project is a collaboration with Australian scientists who have Fabry-Perot interferometer (FPI) instruments at the Australian Mawson and Davis Stations to jointly analyze the neutral wind and temperature data to address the following issues: (1) Thermospheric neutral wind effect on the Weddell Sea Anomaly; (2) Lower thermosphere wind effect on shuttle plume drift; (3) Non-migrating tides in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere; and (4) Geomagnetic effect on the thermospheric wind.

Field Season Overview:
Two field team members will service the instrument at Palmer Station each year. The Palmer Station site is part of a larger project that includes FPI instruments at Mawson and Davis Stations operated by the Australian Antarctic program.

Deploying Team Members:

  • Qian Wu (PI)

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