Vol. 21, issue 12, article # 14

Chernigovskaya M. A. Morphological characteristics of the atmosphere temperature regime in the south region of East Siberia. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 2008. V. 21. No. 12. P. 962-968.    PDF
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The temporal and altitude temperature variations in troposphere, stratosphere, and mesosphere for the Irkutsk region (52°N, 104°E) over the period from August, 2004 to March, 2008 have been analyzed. We used satellite data of the vertical temperature distribution obtained with MLS (Microwave Limb Sounder) aboard the satellite EOS Aura. Diurnal, inter-diurnal, and seasonal variations of the temperature were considered for height levels of 11, 50, and 80 km. The annual mean temperature variations at given heights were obtained by averaging for each day of year for the investigated period. The temporal variations of the temperature and the height of the stratopause and mesopause for day and night conditions were studied. We have plotted and analyzed altitude-temporal maps of the atmospheric temperature distribution for each month of the period under consideration.


atmosphere, temporal and altitude variations of temperature, satellite data.