Maynooth University

Maynooth University ePrints and eTheses Archive

Maynooth University Library

Maynooth Optical Aeronomical Facility

Mulligan, F.J. and Niciejewski, R.J. (1994) Maynooth Optical Aeronomical Facility. Optical Engineering, 33 (12). pp. 3853-3860.

[img] Download (372kB)

Add this article to your Mendeley library


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 (53.23° N, 6.4° W) at which two instruments, a Fabry-Pérot 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.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Optical observations; airglow; ground-based; mesospheric measurements;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Experimental Physics
Item ID: 815
Depositing User: Dr. Frank Mulligan
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2007
Journal or Publication Title: Optical Engineering
Publisher: Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
Refereed: Yes

Repository Staff Only(login required)

View Item Item control page

Document Downloads

More statistics for this item...