Airglow and meteor rates over Israel during the 1999 Leonid shower

Citation
N. Brosch et O. Shemmer, Airglow and meteor rates over Israel during the 1999 Leonid shower, EARTH MOON, 82-3, 2000, pp. 535-543
Citations number
13
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
535 - 543
Database
ISI
SICI code
0167-9295(2000)82-3:<535:AAMROI>2.0.ZU;2-S
Abstract
We present observations of the sky brightness obtained with a high-speed, w ide field of view photometer and with a spectrometer at the Wise Observator y during the 1999 Leonid meteor campaign. The photometric measurements dete cted meteors and searched for overall increases in sky brightness. Spectros copic measurements made at the zenith were used to measure the brightness o f the Na I 5890 Angstrom doublet during the two nights before and during th e Leonid peak. No significant enhancement took place in these transitions. The lack of increased Na emission is consistent with the estimates of mass influx during the storm.