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MLT Na profile retrievals from SCIAMACHY Na D-line nightglow observations

Na density profiles in the MLT region are retrieved from SCIAMACHY observations of the Na D-line emission in the terrestrial nightglow. Due to the limited signal-to-noise ratio of the nightglow measurements, the retrieval is currently based on monthly averaged observations and the data has been averaged over the 30S - 30N latitude range. A description of the retrieval procedure can be found in:

von Savigny, C., M. P. Langowski, B. Zilker, J. P. Burrows, D. Fussen, and V. F. Sofieva, First mesopause Na retrievals from satellite Na D-line nightglow observations, Geophys. Res. Lett., in press, doi:10.1002/2016GL07131, 2016.


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