Mulligan, F.J. and Niciejewski, R.J.
Maynooth Optical Aeronomical Facility.
Optical Engineering, 33 (12).
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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