Lecturer: Peter Dalin (IRF)
Date: 2018-12-20 10:00
Place: Aniara

Stratospheric observations of noctilucent clouds: a new approach in studying large-scale wave dynamics in the middle atmosphere

P. Dalin, N. Pertsev, V. Perminov, D. Efremov, V. Romejko

The experimental campaign Stratospheric Observations of Noctilucent Clouds (SONC) was conducted on the night of 5-6 July 2018 with the aim to photograph noctilucent clouds (NLC) and to study their large-scale spatial dynamics at scales of more than 100 km. A high-resolution camera was lifted by a stratospheric sounding balloon to 20.4 km altitude above the Moscow region in Russia. The SONC camera captured a large-scale NLC field modulated by atmospheric gravity waves of various scales. The combination of a high-resolution camera and large geographic coverage has provided a unique technique of NLC observations from the stratosphere, which is impossible to currently achieve either from the ground or space. Some preliminary results are discussed.

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