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dc.contributor.authorGordillo Vázquez, Francisco
dc.contributor.authorPassas, Maria
dc.contributor.authorLuque, Alejandro
dc.contributor.authorSánchez, Justo
dc.contributor.authorVan der Velde, Oscar Arnoud
dc.contributor.authorMontañá Puig, Juan
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Elèctrica
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-03T09:00:43Z
dc.date.available2018-05-03T09:00:43Z
dc.date.issued2018-02-06
dc.identifier.citationGordillo Vázquez, F., Passas, M., Luque, A., Sánchez, J., Van Der Velde, O., Montaña, J. High spectral resolution spectroscopy of sprites: A natural probe of the mesosphere. "Journal of geophysical research: atmospheres", 6 Febrer 2018, vol. 123, núm. 4, p. 2336-2346.
dc.identifier.issn2169-8996
dc.identifier.otherhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017JD028126/full
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/116892
dc.description.abstractWe present the first high spectral resolution (0.24 nm) spectra of sprites. These spectra were recorded in Europe in the summers and falls of 2015 and 2016 and during January 2017. The use of high-spectral resolution has allowed us to resolve for the first time the internal (vibro-rotational) structure of the sprite molecular N2 first positive system and to quantify the local gas (rotational) temperature of the mesosphere under the influence of sprites revealing that there is no measurable heating of the atmosphere associated to sprites at the altitudes explored. The temperatures of the explored region of the mesosphere range between 149 K ± 10 K and 226 K ± 20 K. The recorded spectroscopic data also provide valuable quantitative information on the concentrations of some of the vibrational levels of molecular nitrogen involved in transient red-near infrared optical emissions from sprites. The regions of the TLEs recorded with our spectrograph (equipped with a horizontally oriented slit) correspond to altitudes in the 66 km - 74 km ± 5 km range.
dc.format.extent11 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria elèctrica
dc.subject.lcshElectrical engineering
dc.subject.otherLightning
dc.subject.otherTLE
dc.subject.othersprites
dc.subject.otherspectroscopy
dc.subject.otherstreamers
dc.subject.otherASIM
dc.titleHigh spectral resolution spectroscopy of sprites: A natural probe of the mesosphere
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacEnginyeria elèctrica
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. LRG - Lightning Research Group
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/2017JD028126
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017JD028126/full
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
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dc.description.versionPreprint
upcommons.citation.authorGordillo Vázquez, F., Passas, M., Luque, A., Sánchez, J., Van Der Velde, O., Montaña, J.
upcommons.citation.publishedtrue
upcommons.citation.publicationNameJournal of geophysical research: atmospheres
upcommons.citation.volume123
upcommons.citation.number4
upcommons.citation.startingPage2336
upcommons.citation.endingPage2346


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