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Type: Journal article
Title: Lunar tidal winds in the mesosphere over Wuhan and Adelaide
Author: Niu, X.
Xiong, J.
Wan, W.
Ning, B.
Liu, L.
Vincent, R.
Reid, I.
Citation: Advances in Space Research, 2005; 36(11 SI Spec Issue):2218-2222
Publisher: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd
Issue Date: 2005
ISSN: 0273-1177
Editor: Witasse, O.
Shea, M.A.
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Xiaojuan Niu, Jiangang Xiong, Weixing Wan, Baiqi Ning, Libo Liu, R.A. Vincent and I.M. Reid
Abstract: Based on measurements made from 2002 to 2003 in the 80–98 km region by the Wuhan meteor radar (31°N, 114°E) and winds observed simultaneously by the Adelaide MF radar (35°S, 138°E), the amplitude and phase of the lunar semidiurnal tide are computed and compared. There is a clear seasonal variation at both stations. A northward amplitude maximum in February is evident over Adelaide and in April over Wuhan, but the eastward amplitude maximizes in January over Wuhan and in October over Adelaide. The height variation of phase displays a 3 ± 1 lunar hour difference, with the eastward component leading the northward component for most months at Adelaide and eastward wind lagging the northward wind at Wuhan. Comparisons of phases between Wuhan and Adelaide suggest that an anti-symmetric tide may be dominant in March, April, June and July and a symmetric tide in January, September and December.
Keywords: Lunar tides
Lunar semidiurnal tide
DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2005.08.031
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