Correlative measurements of temperature and winds by Na lidar and brightness in OH and O2 Atmospheric band airglow have been made at Albuquerque, NM and Maui, HI for a study of high frequency (period less than 30 minutes) Atmospheric Gravity Waves. Wave studies from four nights have been made and the correlative information describes the intrinsic wave properties with altitude, their damping characteristics, and resulting accelerations to the large scale circulation in the 85-100 km altitude region. Generally, saturated to super-saturated conditions were observed below 95 km. Above this altitude, they were less saturated to freely propagating.
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Swenson, G. R., Liu, A. Z., Li, F., & Tang, J. (2003). High Frequency Atmospheric Gravity Wave Damping in the Mesosphere. , (). Retrieved from http://commons.erau.edu/db-physical-sciences/31