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Title: Winds in the meteor zone over Trivandrum
Authors: Reddi, C Raghava
Rajeev, K
Ramakumar, Geetha
Issue Date: Apr-1991
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: The height profiles of the zonal and meridional wind obtained from the meteor wind radar data recorded at Trivandrum (8°36´N, 77°E) are presented. Large wind shears were found to exist in the meteor zone over Trivandrum. The profiles showed quasi-sinusoidal variations with altitude and vertical wavelength of the oscillation in the range of 15-25 km. Further, there was large day-to-day variability in the profiles obtained for the same local time on consecutive days. The results are discussed in the light of the winds due to tides and equatorial waves in the low latitudes. The implications of the large wind shears with reference to the local wind effects on the equatorial electrojet are outlined.
Page(s): 82-91
ISSN: 0975-105X (Online); 0367-8393 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJRSP Vol.20(2) [April 1991]

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