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.