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DUAN Boqiang, PAN Weilin. A Data Preprocessing Method and Preliminary Results of All-sky Airglow Image[J]. Journal of Space Science, 2017, 37(1): 94-104. doi: 10.11728/cjss2017.01.094
Citation: DUAN Boqiang, PAN Weilin. A Data Preprocessing Method and Preliminary Results of All-sky Airglow Image[J]. Journal of Space Science, 2017, 37(1): 94-104. doi: 10.11728/cjss2017.01.094

A Data Preprocessing Method and Preliminary Results of All-sky Airglow Image

doi: 10.11728/cjss2017.01.094
  • Received Date: 2016-02-06
  • Rev Recd Date: 2016-05-21
  • Publish Date: 2017-01-15
  • Atmospheric Gravity Wave (AGW) is one of the fundamental waves in the atmosphere, which plays a significant role in the dynamics and thermal balance of the Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere (MLT) region. By tracing the atmospheric airglow radiation, all-sky airglow imager can effectively image atmospheric gravity waves. In this paper, an image processing method for the data of OH airglow imager at Xining Station (36.6°N, 101.7°E) is presented. The imager was independently designed by State Key Laboratory of Space Weather of the CAS National Space Science Center. A typical gravity wave-event was observed using this imager on 17 May 2015. Finally, the OH airglow data obtained by observation experiments in Xining (on 17 May 2015 at 21:00BLT to 05:00BLT on the next day) is analyzed by this method. The horizontal wavelength, phase velocity and propagation direction of the gravity wave are successfully extracted, which proved the method is feasible and robust.


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