GRIPS - long-term measurements at the mesopause near 87 km altitude

Over 30 years of temperature measurements at 87 km altitude

Since 1980 the Wuppertal GRound-based Infrared P-Branch Spectrometer (GRIPS) takes temperature data of the mesopause centered near 87 km (+/-2 km) altitude.
More than 4000 nightly mean temperatures are available.

GRIPS-N setup

Foto: Peter Knieling