Maynooth Optical Aeronomical Facility
Mulligan, F.J. and Niciejewski, R.J. (1994) Maynooth Optical Aeronomical Facility. Optical Engineering, 33 (12). pp. 3853-3860.
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 (53.23Â° N, 6.4Â° W) at which two instruments, a Fabry-PÃ©rot 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.
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