author = "Paulino, Ana Roberta and Batista, Paulo Prado and Lima, L. M. and 
                         Clemesha, Barclay Robert and Buriti, R. A. and Schuch, Nelson 
          affiliation = "{Universidade Estadual da Para{\'{\i}}ba (UEPB)} and {Instituto 
                         Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Universidade Estadual 
                         da Para{\'{\i}}ba (UEPB)} and {Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas 
                         Espaciais (INPE)} and {Universidade Federal de Campina Grande 
                         (UFCG)} and {Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)}",
                title = "The lunar tides in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere over 
                         Brazilian sector",
              journal = "Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics",
                 year = "2015",
               volume = "133",
                pages = "129--138",
                month = "Oct.",
             keywords = "Atmospheric tides, Lunar semidiurnal tides.",
             abstract = "Meteor radar observations at S{\~a}o Jo{\~a}o do Cariri (7.4S; 
                         36.5W), Cachoeira Paulista (22.7S; 45W) and Santa Maria 
                         (29.7S; 53.7W) have permitted estimates to be made of winds in 
                         the mesosphere and lower thermosphere (MLT) over the Brazilian 
                         sector simultaneously. Using horizontal winds the semidiurnal 
                         lunar tide is determined from January 2005 to December 2008 for 
                         these three sites. The lunar tide is observed to reach amplitudes 
                         as large as 8. m/s. In general, the amplitude increases with 
                         height and the phase decreases with height, corresponding to an 
                         upwardly-propagating tide. The estimated vertical wavelengths are 
                         variable for some month, like December at Cachoeira Paulista for 
                         northward wind, April and June at Santa Maria for eastward wind, 
                         which indicates possible mode coupling and reflection. 
                         Characteristics similar to those seen in the Northern Hemisphere 
                         have been observed in June and October at S{\~a}o Jo{\~a}o do 
                         Cariri, in December at Cachoeira Paulista, in March at Santa Maria 
                         and in August at all observation sites, which suggest the presence 
                         of antisymmetric modes. Different behavior has been observed in 
                         the amplitudes, phases and vertical wavelengths at each station, 
                         indicating latitudinal variation even from the low to the 
                         equatorial region.",
                  doi = "10.1016/j.jastp.2015.08.011",
                  url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jastp.2015.08.011",
                 issn = "1364-6826",
             language = "en",
        urlaccessdate = "25 jan. 2021"