Christoph Jacobi, Tatiana Ermakova, Daniel Mewes, and Alexander I. Pogoreltsev
Adv. Radio Sci., 15, 199–206, https://doi.org/10.5194/ars-15-199-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/ars-15-199-2017, 2017
There is continuous interest in coupling processes between the lower and middle atmosphere. Here we analyse midlatitude winds measured by radar at 82–97 km and find that especially in February they are positively correlated with El Niño. The signal is strong for the upper altitudes accessible to the radar, but weakens below. The observations can be qualitatively reproduced by numerical experiments using a mechanistic global circulation model.