Temperature variations over earthquake epicenters from observations obtained by the UARS satellite

1Dzubenko, MI, 1Ivchenko, VM, 1Kozak, LV
1Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 2001, 7 ;(5-6):094-099
Section: Space and Atmospheric Physics
Publication Language: Russian
Abstract: 
The search for a possible response of the upper atmosphere temperature to a nearby earthquake was carried out. The temperature profiles obtained by the UARS satellite from 24 December 1991 till 12 April 1994 over earthquake epicenters with magnitudes not less than 6 (M 6) were analyzed. In all, 215 earthquakes were analysed. We used the epoch superposition method for the calculations. Among the results obtained we may note a temperature decrease over earthquake epicenters at altitudes of 111-270 km. At lower altitudes we can see temperature rises at the moments of high seismic activity.
Keywords: earthquake, temperature variations, upper atmosphere
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