Articles | Volume 39, issue 1
Ann. Geophys., 39, 267–276, 2021
Ann. Geophys., 39, 267–276, 2021

Regular paper 01 Mar 2021

Regular paper | 01 Mar 2021

Stratospheric influence on the mesosphere–lower thermosphere over mid latitudes in winter observed by a Fabry–Perot interferometer

Olga S. Zorkaltseva and Roman V. Vasilyev

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Subject: Terrestrial atmosphere and its relation to the sun | Keywords: Middle atmosphere dynamics
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One of the fundamental tasks of atmospheric physics is the study of the processes of vertical interaction of atmospheric layers. We carried out observations with a Fabry–Perot interferometer at an altitude of 90–100 km. We have shown that sudden stratospheric warming and active planetary waves have an impact on the dynamics of the upper atmosphere. That is, the green line airglow decreases and the temperature rises. Major warming causes the reversal of the zonal wind in the upper atmosphere.