1 December 1994 Maynooth Optical Aeronomical Facility
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Abstract
Ground-based measurements of upper atmospheric parameters, such as temperature and wind velocity, can be made by observing airglow emissions that have a well-defined altitude profile and that are known to be representative of the emitting region. We describe the optical observatory at Maynooth (53.23° N, 6.4° W) at which two instruments, a Fabry-Pérot interferometer and a Fourier transform spectrometer, are used to record atmospheric airglow emissions in Ireland at visible and near-infrared wavelengths, respectively. Descriptions of the instruments, data acquisition, and analysis procedures are provided, together with some sample results.
Francis J. Mulligan, Rick J. Niciejewski, "Maynooth Optical Aeronomical Facility," Optical Engineering 33(12), (1 December 1994). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.187022
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