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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">(<br/>''Or'' ion column.) The ionized trail left by a meteor or meteoritic [[particle]] entering  the [[atmosphere]]; a part of the composite phenomenon known as a meteor.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">Radar measurements of the [[drift]] of meteor trails are used to infer [[wind]] motions in the upper  [[mesosphere]].</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">(''Or'' ion column.) The ionized trail left by a meteor or meteoritic [[particle]] entering  the [[atmosphere]]; a part of the composite phenomenon known as a meteor.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">Radar measurements of the [[drift]] of meteor trails are used to infer [[wind]] motions in the upper  [[mesosphere]].</div><br/> </div>
 
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Latest revision as of 14:40, 20 February 2012



meteor trail

(Or ion column.) The ionized trail left by a meteor or meteoritic particle entering the atmosphere; a part of the composite phenomenon known as a meteor.

Radar measurements of the drift of meteor trails are used to infer wind motions in the upper mesosphere.