Advances in Infrasonic Remote Sensing Methods

Jelle Assink, Pieter Smets, Omar Marcillo, Cornelis Weemstra, Jean-Marie Lalande, Roger Waxler, Läslo Evers

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Infrasound recordings can be used as input to inversion procedures to delineate the vertical structure of temperature and wind in a range of altitudes where ground-based or satellite measurements are rare and where fine-scale atmospheric structures are not resolved by the current atmospheric specifications. As infrasound is measured worldwide, this allows for a remote sensing technique that can be applied globally. This chapter provides an overview of recently developed infrasonic remote sensing methods. The methods range from linearized inversionsInversions to direct search methods as well as interferometric techniques for atmospheric infrasound. The evaluation of numerical weather prediction (NWP) products shows the added value of infrasound, e.g., during sudden stratospheric warming (SSW) and equinox periods. The potential transition toward assimilation of infrasound in numerical weather prediction models is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInfrasound Monitoring for Atmospheric Studies
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges in Middle Atmosphere Dynamics and Societal Benefits
EditorsAlexis Le Pichon, Elisabeth Blanc, Alain Hauchecorne
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9783319751405
ISBN (Print)9783319751382
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Tomography
  • Inversion
  • Remote sensing
  • Interferometry
  • Evaluation
  • Data assimilation
  • Numerical weather prediction
  • SSW
  • Mesosphere and lower thermosphere


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