Articles | Volume 36, issue 2
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-36-311-2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-36-311-2018
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05 Mar 2018
Regular paper |  | 05 Mar 2018

Case study of mesospheric front dissipation observed over the northeast of Brazil

Amauri Fragoso Medeiros, Igo Paulino, Cristiano Max Wrasse, Joaquim Fechine, Hisao Takahashi, José Valentin Bageston, Ana Roberta Paulino, and Ricardo Arlen Buriti

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On 3 October 2005, a mesospheric front was observed over São João do Cariri (7.4° S, 36.5° W) propagating to the northeast in the OH airglow images. One and a half hours later, it disappeared completely and ripples were observed in the eastern part of the images. After studying the background atmosphere, the main conclusion of this work was that the instability in the airglow layer did not allow the propagation of the front to the other side of the local zenith.