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Temperature comparison between CHAMP radio occultation and TIMED/SABER measurements in the lower stratosphere Original Research Article
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C.M. Wrasse، نويسنده , , J. Fechine، نويسنده , , H. Takahashi، نويسنده , , C.M. Denardini، نويسنده , , J. Wickert، نويسنده , , M.G. Mlynczak، نويسنده , , J.M. Russell، نويسنده , , C.L. Barbosa، نويسنده ,
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دوهفته نامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2008
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Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver on the CHAllenging Mini-satellite Payload (CHAMP) and the Sounding of the Atmosphere using Broadband Emission Radiometry (SABER) instrument, one of four on board the TIMED satellite, provide middle atmosphere temperature profiles by Radio Occultation (RO) and limb viewing infrared emission measurements, respectively. These temperature profiles retrieved by two different techniques in the stratosphere are compared with each other using more than 1300 correlative profiles in March, September and December 2005. The over-all mean differences averaged over 15 and 35 km are approximately −2 K and standard deviation is less than 3 K. Below 20 km of altitude, relatively small mean temperature differences ∼1 K are observed in wide latitudinal range except for June (during the SABER nighttime observation). In the middle to low latitudes, between 30°S and 30°N, the temperature difference increases with height from ∼0–1 K at 15 km, to ∼−4 K at 35 km of altitude. Large temperature differences about −4 to −6 K are observed between 60°S and 30°N and 31–35 km of altitude for all months and between 0° and 30°N below 16 km during June (nighttime).
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Temperature , Stratosphere , Remote sensing , Radio occultation
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Advances in Space Research
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