Atmospheric Dynamics

Atmospheric Dynamics

Recent Publications

Recent research publications from members of the group.

Nick Mitchell

On the validity of the ambipolar diffusion assumption in the polar mesopause region. Ballinger A.P., Chilson P.B., Palmer R.D. and Mitchell N.J. Annales Geophysicae26 (11), 3439-3443, 2008.

Five-day planetary waves in the middle atmosphere from Odin satellite data and ground-based instruments in Northern Hemisphere summer 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007. Belova A., Kirkwood S., Murtagh D., Mitchell N., et al., Ann. Geophy. 26 (11), 3557-3570, 2008.

A new height for the summer mesopause: Antarctica, December 2007. Kirkwood S., Nilsson H., Morris R.J., Klekociuk A.R., et al., Geophy. Res. Let. 35 (23), L23810, 2008.

Planetary waves in coupling the stratosphere and mesosphere during the major stratospheric warming in 2003/2004. Pancheva D., Mukhtarov P., Mitchell N.J., Merzlyakov E. et al., J. Geophy. Res. 113 (D12), D12105, 2008.

Latitudinal wave coupling of the stratosphere and mesosphere during the major stratospheric warming in 2003/2004. Pancheva D., Mukhtarov P., Mitchell N.J., Andonov B., et al., Ann. Geophys. 26 (3), 467-483, 2008.

Radar backscatter from underdense meteors and diffusion rates. Singer W., Latteck R., Millan L.F., Mitchell N.J., et al., Ear. Moon and Plan. 102 (1-4), 403-409, 2008.

The Wintertime Two-Day Wave in the Polar Stratosphere, Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere. Sandford D.J., Schwartz M.J. and Mitchell N.J. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 8 (3), 749-755, 2008.

Planetary wave coupling (5-6-day waves) in the low-latitude atmosphere-ionosphere system. Pancheva D.V., Mukhtarov P.J., Mitchell N.J., Fritts D.C., et al., J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phy. 70 (1), 101-122, 2008.

The lunar tides in the Antarctic mesosphere and lower thermosphere. Sandford D.J., Mitchell N.J., Vincent R.A. and Murphy D.J. J. Atmos. Sol. Ter. Phys. 69 (17-18), 2219-2237, 2007.

A link between variability of the semidiurnal tide and planetary waves in the opposite hemisphere. Smith A.K., Pancheva D.V., Mitchell N.J., Marsh D.R. et al. Geophys. Res. Let., 34 (7), 2007.

Large-scale thermodynamics of the stratosphere and mesosphere during the major stratospheric warming in 2003/2004. Mukhtarov P., Pancheva D., Andonov B., Mitchell N.J., et al., J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phys. 69 (17-18), 2338-2354, 2007.

Lunar tides in the Mesosphere over Ascension Island (8°S, 14.4°W). Sandford D.J. and Mitchell N.J. Ann. Geophys., 25, 9–12, 2007.

Observations of lunar tides in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere at Arctic and middle latitudes. Sandford D.J., Muller H.G., Mitchell N.J. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 6 4117–4127, 2006.

Two-day wave coupling of the low-latitude atmosphere-ionosphere system. Pancheva D.V., Mukhtarov P.J., Shepherd M.G., et al. J. Geophys. Res.-Space Physics 111 (A7), 2006.

The 8-hour tide in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere over the UK, 1988-2004. Beldon C.L., Muller H.G., Mitchell N.J. J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys. 68 (6), 655-668, 2006.

Ivan Astin

The form of extremes in deep ocean currents in the vicinity of the Faeroes. Carollo C. and Astin I. Progress in Oceanography. (Submitted)

The relationship between α and the cross-correlation of cloud fraction. Astin I. and Di Girolamo L., Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 132, 2475-2478, 2006.

Uncertainty properties of cloud fraction estimates from random transect observations. van de Poll, H.M. Grubb, H. and Astin I. J. Geophysical Research, 111, D22218, doi:10.1029/2006JD007189 , 2006.

Salinity Assimilations Using S(T): Covariance Relationships. Haines K. Blower J., Drecourt J-P. et al. Monthly Weather Review, 134 (3), 759-771, 2006.

Vertical Structure of Extreme Currents in the Faeroe Bank Channel. Carollo, C., Astin I. and Graff J. Ann. Geophys., 23, 1977-1986, 2005.

Dora Pancheva

Latitudinal wave coupling of the stratosphere and mesosphere during the major stratospheric warming in 2003/2004. Pancheva D., Mukhtarov P., Mitchell N.J., Andonov B., et al., Ann. Geophys. 26 (3), 467-483, 2008.

A link between variability of the semidiurnal tide and planetary waves in the opposite hemisphere. Smith A.K., Pancheva D.V., Mitchell N.J., Marsh D.R. et al. Geophys. Res. Let., 34 (7), 2007.

Large-scale thermodynamics of the stratosphere and mesosphere during the major stratospheric warming in 2003/2004. Mukhtarov P., Pancheva D., Andonov B., Mitchell N.J., et al., J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phys. 69 (17-18), 2338-2354, 2007.

Planetary wave coupling (5-6-day waves) in the low-latitude atmosphere-ionosphere system. Pancheva D.V., Mukhtarov P.J., Mitchell N.J., Fritts D.C., et al., J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phy. 70 (1), 101-122, 2008.

An explanation for the seasonal dependence of midlatitude sporadic E layers. Haldoupis C., Pancheva D., Singer W., et al. J. Geophy. Res.-Space Physics, 112 (A6), 2007.

Signatures of ultra fast Kelvin waves in the equatorial middle atmosphere and ionosphere. Takahashi H., Wrasse C.M., Fechine J. et al. Geophys. Res. Let., 34 (11), 2007.

A link between variability of the semidiurnal tide and planetary waves in the opposite hemisphere. Smith A.K., Pancheva D.V., Mitchell N.J., Marsh DR. et al. Geophys. Res. Let., 34 (7), 2007.

Zonally symmetric oscillations in the Northern Hemisphere stratosphere during the winter of 2003-2004. Pancheva D.V., Mukhtarov P.J., Andonov B.A. Geophys. Res. Let., 34 (4), 2007.

Signatures of 3-6 day planetary waves in the equatorial mesosphere and ionosphere. Takahashi H., Wrasse C.M., Pancheva D. et al. Ann. Geophys.., 24 (12), 3343-3350 2006.

Peter Younger

Waves with period near 3 days in the equatorial mesosphere and lower thermosphere over Ascension Island. Younger P.T, Mitchell N.J. J. Atm. Sol. Terr. Phys. 68 (3-5), 369-378, 2006.

A high-latitude 8-hour wave in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere. Wu Q., Mitchell N.J., Killeen T.L., Solomon S.C., Younger P.T. J. Geophys. Res.- Space Physics 110 (A9), 2005.

Meteor radar observations of atmospheric waves in the equatorial mesosphere/lower thermosphere over Ascension Island. Pancheva D., Mitchell N.J., Younger P.T. Ann. Geophys. 22 (2), 387-404, 2004.

Intra-seasonal oscillations observed in the MLT region above UK (52 degrees N, 2 degrees W) and Esrange (68 degrees N, 21 degrees E). Pancheva D, Mitchell N.J, Younger P.T, et al. Geo. Res. Let. 30 (21), 2003.

The 8-hour tide in the Arctic mesosphere and lower thermosphere. Younger P.T., Pancheva D., Middleton H.R., et al. J. Geophys. Res. - Space Physics 107 (A12), 1420, 2002.

Charlie Beldon

Propagation of short-period gravity waves at high-latitudes during the MaCWAVE winter campaign. Nielsen K., Taylor M.J., Pautet P.D., et al. Ann. Geophys. 24 (4), 1227-1243, 2006.

The 8-hour tide in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere over the UK, 1988-2004. Beldon C.L., Muller H.G., Mitchell N.J. Atmos. Sol. Ter. Phys. 68 (6), 655-668, 2006.

David Sandford

The Wintertime Two-Day Wave in the Polar Stratosphere, Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere. Sandford D.J., Schwartz M.J. and Mitchell N.J. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 8 (3), 749-755, 2008.

The lunar tides in the Antarctic mesosphere and lower thermosphere. Sandford D.J., Mitchell N.J., Vincent R.A. and Murphy D.J. J. Atmos. Sol. Ter. Phys. 69 (17-18), 2219-2237, 2007.

Lunar tides in the Mesosphere over Ascension Island (8°S, 14.4°W). Sandford D.J. and Mitchell N.J. Ann. Geophys., 25, 9–12, 2007.

Observations of lunar tides in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere at Arctic and middle latitudes. Sandford D.J., Muller H.G., Mitchell N.J. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 6 4117–4127, 2006.

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