Upper Atmosphere Research Group, Aeronomy Division, National Institute for Space Research, Brazil

Data Center Description
The Upper Atmosphere Research group belongs to the Aeronomy
Division (DAE) of the Brazilian National Space Research
Institute (INPE).

FISAT's research activities started in 1968, monitoring the
stratospheric aerosol layer with a ruby LIDAR.

In 1972 the group started to measure the sodium in the upper
mesosphere-lower thermosphere. These activities continue until
now and additionally temperature and density measurements in the
stratosphere and mesosphere by the Rayleigh scattering started
in 1993 and also measurements of the atmospheric temperature
from 80-to-100 km by the sodium Doppler technique.

The group also develops research with rocket-borne instruments
and beginning in 1999 started research on the dynamics of the
upper mesosphere with a meteor radar.

Website: http://www.laser.inpe.br/fisat/

[Summary provided by the by Brazilian National Space Research
Institute (INPE), Aeronomy Division]