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Date of Award
Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science in Space Science
Dr. Peter Erdman
Dr. Michael Hidcey
Dr. Aoas Sivjee
The effects of density-dependant molecular quenching produce a unique, altitude dependant emission profile of the vibrational emission band for each OH v' value in the mesosphere. Previous rocket flights using broad band sensors have been able to detect a 1-2 km altitude gap between the peak emissions of Av6. An instrument design is presented which will directly measure the individual peak OH vibrational emission altitudes for the v' = 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 transitions radiating from the mesosphere. This high altitude resolution altitude profile information will enhance the ability to observe vertical propagation of atmospheric gravity waves and other large-scale atmospheric disturbances with high altitude resolution using ground-based observations of the OH emission spectrum.
Scholarly Commons Citation
Bryson, Joshua T., "Rocket-borne Instrument Design to Observe Peak OH Meinel Band Vibrational Emission Profiles" (2005). Theses - Daytona Beach. 24.