The following summarizes
some of our early work in this area; please refer to the HRDI
Publications section for more information.
Brightness maps (upper 4 panels) of the O2 nightglow observed by
HRDI on 4 different days. The prominent band at the equator is a tidal feature
which brightens and then disappears due to the local time precession of the
UARS orbit. The diurnal tidal behavior of the nightglow is more clearly shown
in a composite of about 6 weeks of data (lower panel), which shows the local
time variability as a function of latitude.
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