Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Ann. Geophys., 13, 247–252, 1995
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00585-995-0247-0
Ann. Geophys., 13, 247–252, 1995
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00585-995-0247-0

  31 Mar 1995

31 Mar 1995

Analysis of auroral infrared emissions observed during the ELIAS experiment

G. E. Caledonia, R. E. Murphy, R. M. Nadile, and A. J. Ratkowski G. E. Caledonia et al.

Abstract. The ELIAS (Earth Limb Infrared Atmospheric Structure) experiment was flown from the Poker Flat Research Range, Alaska in 1983 and successfully monitored visible and infrared emissions from an IBC III+ aurora. Measurements were performed in both staring and scanning modes over several hundred seconds. The data for short- and mid-wave infrared regions have been analyzed in terms of auroral excitation of the NO and NO+ vibrational bands. Auroral excitation efficiencies and kinetic implications are presented.