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Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 5115–5126, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-5115-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 5115–5126, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-5115-2021
Data description paper
04 Nov 2021
Data description paper | 04 Nov 2021

The OH (3-1) nightglow volume emission rate retrieved from OSIRIS measurements: 2001 to 2015

Anqi Li et al.

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The nightglow emission originating from the vibrationally excited hydroxyl layer (about 85 km altitude) has been measured by the infrared imager (IRI) on the Odin satellite for more than 15 years. In this study, we document the retrieval steps, the resulting volume emission rates and the layer characteristics. Finally, we use the monthly zonal averages to demonstrate the fidelity of the data set. This unique, long-term data set will be valuable for studying various topics near the mesopause.