Preliminary data on variations of OH airglow during the Leonid 1999 meteorstorm

Citation
J. Kristl et al., Preliminary data on variations of OH airglow during the Leonid 1999 meteorstorm, EARTH MOON, 82-3, 2000, pp. 525-534
Citations number
7
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Space Sciences
Journal title
EARTH MOON AND PLANETS
ISSN journal
0167-9295 → ACNP
Volume
82-3
Year of publication
2000
Pages
525 - 534
Database
ISI
SICI code
0167-9295(2000)82-3:<525:PDOVOO>2.0.ZU;2-C
Abstract
As part of the 1999 Leonid MAC Campaign an extensive set of infrared (1.00 - 1.65 mum) airglow spectra and imaging data were collected from onboard th e USAF FISTA aircraft. These data will permit a detailed study of the upper atmospheric conditions over a several day period centered on the Leonid me teor storm of 17/18 November, 1999 as well as during the meteor storm itsel f. We describe initial results of a spectral analysis that indicates a smal l but significant enhancement in the OH airglow emission during the peak of the storm but we cannot yet be certain of a cause and effect relationship. No similar systematic enhancement was observed in the O-2 (1.27 mum) airgl ow emission recorded with the same instrument.