A mobile Rayleigh temperature lidar was deployed in Golmud (36.25°N 94.54°E), Qinghai in China for making measurements of mesosphere temperature from 55 up to 90 km. The mesospheric thermal structure was obtained during the winter seasons of Year 2013 and Year 2014. At the altitude of 57~79 km, lidar temperatures were much colder than the MSIS-00 model predictions. However, in the lower mesosphere region, lidar measurements were in reasonable agreement compared with the TIMED-SABER satellite data.
Qiao, S., Pan, W., & Lu, D. (2016). Winter Mesospheric Thermal Structure over Tibetan Plateau. In EPJ Web of Conferences (Vol. 119). EDP Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/201611913010