Articles | Volume 16, issue 8
31 Aug 1998
31 Aug 1998

High resolution 2-D maps of OI 630.0 nm thermospheric dayglow from equatorial latitudes

D. Pallam Raju and R. Sridharan

Abstract. The first-ever high resolution 2-D maps of OI 630.0 nm dayglow obtained from equatorial latitudes clearly reveal the movement as a large-scale feature of the equatorial ionization anomaly (EIA). These also show the presence of wave-like features classified as gravity waves presumably originating at the crest of the EIA, similar to the equatorial electrojet acting as a source of these waves. These results are presented and discussed.

Key words. Atmospheric composition and structure (Airglow and aurora) · Ionosphere (Equatorial ionosphere; Instruments and techniques).