Vol. 25, issue 01, article # 9

Mikhalev A.V. Airglow and variations in the atmosphere-ocean climate system. // Optika Atmosfery i Okeana. 2012. V. 25. No. 01. P. 66-69 [in Russian].
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Abstract:

We analyze long-term airglow variations in the atomic oxygen 557.7 nm line and variations in the atmosphere-ocean climate system. For the atmosphere-ocean system, indices of the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) were used. It has been found that depression of the 557.7 nm emission intensity is observed at extremely low long-term values of some ENSO indices (e.g., the ONI index (Changes in the Oceanic Nino Index)). The findings enable us to draw a preliminary conclusion that long-term and year-to-year variability in the 557.7 nm intensity may result from the combined effect of solar activity and variations in the atmosphere-ocean climate system. We also consider possible mechanisms of effect of the atmosphere-ocean system on the airglow.

Keywords:

airglow, atomic oxygen 557,7 nm emission, El Nino-Southern Oscillation

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