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Kelley et al. 1990

Kelley, M.C., J.C. Ulwick, J. Röttger, B. Inhester, T.M. Hall, and T. Blix, 1990: Intense turbulence in the polar mesosphere: Rocket and radar measurements. J. Atmos. Terr. Phys., 52, 875-891, doi:10.1016/0021-9169(90)90022-F.

Two radars respectively operating at 53.5 MHz and 224 MHz have been used to simultaneously measure the polar mesospheric summer echoes (PMSEs) during the launch of a sounding rocket designed to measure the fluctuations in the electron density in the same height range. Some features of the data obtained are consistent with nearly isotropic, intense, meter-scale turbulence on the day of the observations. A dissipation rate is derived from the spectral width of the 53.5 MHz backscatter signal and from the rocket electron density fluctuation data; the diffusive subrange occurs at a wavelength which is a factor of 10 greater than the viscous subrange. This corresponds to a Schmidt number of about 100.

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  author={Kelley, M. C. and Ulwick, J. C. and Röttger, J. and Inhester, B. and Hall, T. M. and Blix, T.},
  title={Intense turbulence in the polar mesosphere: Rocket and radar measurements},
  journal={J. Atmos. Terr. Phys.},

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ID  - ke03000u
AU  - Kelley, M. C.
AU  - Ulwick, J. C.
AU  - Röttger, J.
AU  - Inhester, B.
AU  - Hall, T. M.
AU  - Blix, T.
PY  - 1990
TI  - Intense turbulence in the polar mesosphere: Rocket and radar measurements
JA  - J. Atmos. Terr. Phys.
VL  - 52
SP  - 875
EP  - 891
DO  - 10.1016/0021-9169(90)90022-F
ER  -

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