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The semidiurnal tide is studied with 159 special cases from the large airglow database acquired at El Leoncito (31.8ºS, 69.3ºW). These cases correspond to nights which exhibit similar periods in the temperature and intensity variations of the OH(6-2) and O 2 b(0–1) emissions. We find that all the periods (except one) are between 9 and 15.5 h. The phase distributions of these cases are narrow enough to ensure the identification as the semidiurnal tide, and their progression with altitude is consistent with downward phase propagation. The mean temperature amplitudes are large for both emissions. We obtain new values for Krassovsky's ratio including its phase. The vertical wavelength is determined independently for each emission using the relation suggested by the Hines and Tarasick theory. Mean vertical wavelengths derived for O 2 are longer than those for OH. The longest monthly mean wavelengths are observed from May to August. The mean ratio of temperature amplitudes between the two emissions corresponds to moderate wave attenuation during the upward propagation of the tide. © 2019 Elsevier Ltd


Documento: Artículo
Título:The semidiurnal tide for individual nights derived consistently from O 2 and OH intensities and temperatures
Autor:Reisin, E.R.; Scheer, J.
Filiación:Instituto de Astronomía y Física del Espacio, CONICET - Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Palabras clave:Airglow; Mesopause region; Semidiurnal tide; Vertical wavelength; Earth atmosphere; Airglow; Intensity variations; Mean temperature; Mesopause region; Phase distribution; Phase propagation; Temperature amplitude; Wave attenuation; Geophysics
Página de inicio:20
Página de fin:27
Título revista:Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics
Título revista abreviado:J. Atmos. Sol.-Terr. Phys.


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Reisin, E.R. & Scheer, J. (2019) . The semidiurnal tide for individual nights derived consistently from O 2 and OH intensities and temperatures. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 186, 20-27.
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Reisin, E.R., Scheer, J. "The semidiurnal tide for individual nights derived consistently from O 2 and OH intensities and temperatures" . Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 186 (2019) : 20-27.
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Reisin, E.R., Scheer, J. "The semidiurnal tide for individual nights derived consistently from O 2 and OH intensities and temperatures" . Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, vol. 186, 2019, pp. 20-27.
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Reisin, E.R., Scheer, J. The semidiurnal tide for individual nights derived consistently from O 2 and OH intensities and temperatures. J. Atmos. Sol.-Terr. Phys. 2019;186:20-27.