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Upper atmosphere winds, temperatures, and emission intensities
Entry ID: Fabry-Perot_Spectrometer

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Abstract: The spectrometers are currently based at Mawson and Davis. This record details thermospheric and mesospheric winds, temperatures, and emission intensities from the Fabry Perot Spectrometer. See the publications database for a list of references associated with the project - ASAC projects 514 and 2699.

Project objectives:
The principle aim of the project is to detect upwellings in thermospheric ... View entire text
Related URL
Description: Download page for fabry-perot spectrometer data
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -67.5   S: -67.7   E: 62.9   W: 62.8
  N: -68.53   S: -68.61   E: 78.0   W: 77.92
Min Altitude: 90 KM Max Altitude: 300 KM

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Peter L. Dyson
Dataset Title: Upper atmosphere winds, temperatures, and emission intensities
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2011-04-15
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-12-01
Stop Date: 2012-06-30
Quality Raw data are in a standard format. Data for only some years are available.

Taken from the 2008-2009 Progress Report:
Difficulties affecting project:
Issues of instrumental differences between the Davis and Mawson FPSs that affect the interpretation, particularly of common volume measurements, need to be resolved. These have ... View entire text
Access Constraints These data are not available online owing to their large file sizes. A separate word document containing more information about the dataset is also available for download from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Data Set Progress
Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 173 GB
Distribution Format: binary
Fees: free
Phone: +61 3 9479 2735
Fax: +61 3 9479 1552
Email: p.dyson at
Contact Address:
Latrobe University
Physics Department
City: Bundoora
Province or State: Victoria
Postal Code: 3083
Country: Australia
Cooper, S., M. Conde and P.L. Dyson (2008), Local Scale Numerical Modelling of High Latitude Thermospheric Dynamics: Neutral Wind Response, Eos Trans. AGU, 89, 23, West. Pac. Geophys. Meet. Suppl., Abstract SP31A-03
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Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-07-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24