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Bailey, S.M., et al., Phase functions of polar mesospheric cloud ice as observed by the CIPS instrument on the AIM satellite, J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2008.09.039, 2009.

Bailey S. M., G. E. Thomas, M. E. Hervig, J.D. Lumpe, C. E. Randall, J. N. Carstens, B. Thurairajah, D. W. Rusch, J. M. Russell, and L.L. Gordley, Comparing nadir and limb viewing observations of polar mesospheric clouds: The effect of the assumed particle size distribution, J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2015.02.007, 2015.

Bardeen, C. G., D. R. Marsh, C. H. Jackman, M. E. Hervig, and C. E. Randall, Impact of the January 2012 solar proton event on polar mesospheric clouds, J. Geophys. Res.- Atmos., 121, 9165-9173, doi:10.1002/2016JD024820, 2016.

Bardeen, C. G., O. B. Toon, E. J. Jensen, M. E. Hervig, C. E. Randall, S. Benze, D. R. Marsh, and A. Merkel (2010), Numerical simulations of the three-dimensional distribution of polar mesospheric clouds and comparisons with Cloud Imaging and Particle Size (CIPS) experiment and the Solar Occultation For Ice Experiment (SOFIE) observations, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D10204, doi:10.1029/2009JD012451, 2010.

Baumgarten, G., A. Chandran, J. Fiedler, P. Hoffman, N. Kaifler, J. Lumpe, A. Merkel, C. E. Randall, D. Rusch, and G. Thomas, On the horizontal and temporal structure of noctilucent clouds as observed by satellite and lidar at ALOMAR (69N), Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L01803, doi:10.1029/2011GL049935, 2012.

Benze, S., C. E. Randall, M. T. DeLand, G. E. Thomas, S. M. Bailey, J. M. Russell III, and A. W. Merkel, Evaluation of AIM CIPS measurements of Polar Mesospheric Clouds by comparison with SBUV data, J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., 73, 2065-2072, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2011.02.003, 2011.

Benze, S., C. E. Randall, M. T. DeLand, G. E. Thomas, D. W. Rusch, S. M. Bailey, J. M. Russell III, W. McClintock, A. W. Merkel, and C. D. Jeppesen, Comparison of polar mesospheric cloud measurements from the Cloud Imaging and Particle Size experiment and the solar backscatter ultraviolet instrument in 2007, J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., 71, 365-372, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2008.07.014, 2009.

Benze, S., C. E. Randall, B. Karlsson, V. L. Harvey, G. E. Thomas, E. P. Shettle, and M. T. DeLand, On the onset of polar mesospheric cloud seasons as observed by SBUV, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D07104, doi:10.1029/2011JD017350, 2012.

Brinkhoff, L., C. von Savigny, C. E. Randall, and J. P. Burrows, The fractal perimeter dimension of noctilucent clouds: Sensitivity analysis of the area-perimeter method and results on the seasonal and hemispheric dependence of the fractal dimension, J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Physics 127, 66-72, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2014.06.005, 2015.

Carstens, J.N., S.M. Bailey, J.D. Lumpe, and C.E. Randall, Understanding uncertainties in the retrieval of polar mesospheric clouds from the cloud imaging and particle size experiment in the presence of a bright Rayleigh background, J. Atmos. Solar. Terr. Physics, 104, 197-212, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2013.08.006, 2013.

Chandran, A., D. W. Rusch, G. E. Thomas, S. E. Palo, G. Baumgarten, E. J. Jensen, and A. W. Merkel, Atmospheric gravity wave effects on polar mesospheric clouds: A comparison of numerical simulations from CARMA 2D with AIM observations, J. Geophys. Res., 117 (D20), D20104, doi:10.1029/2012JD017794, 2012.

Chandran, A., D. W. Rusch, A. W. Merkel, S. E. Palo, G. E. Thomas, M. J. Taylor, S. M. Bailey, and J. M. Russell III, Polar mesospheric cloud structures observed from the CIPS experiment on the AIM spacecraft: Atmospheric gravity waves as drivers for longitudinal variability in PMC occurrence, J. Geophys. Res. 115, D13102, doi:10.1029/2009JD013185, 2010.

Chandran, Amal, David Rusch, S. E. Palo, G. E. Thomas, M. Taylor, Gravity wave observation from the Cloud Imaging and Particle Size (CIPS) experiment on the AIM Spacecraft, J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2008.09.041, 2009.

DeLand, M. T., and G. E. Thomas, Updated PMC trends derived from SBUV data, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120,2140–2166, doi: 10.1002/2014JD022253, 2015.

Karlsson, B., C.E. Randall, S. Benze, M. Mills, V.L. Harvey, S.M. Bailey, J.M. Russell III, Intra-seasonal variability of polar mesospheric clouds due to inter-hemispheric coupling, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L20802, doi:10.1029/2009GL040348, 2009.

Karlsson, B., C. E. Randall, T. G. Shepherd, V. L. Harvey, J. Lumpe, K. Nielsen, S. M. Bailey, M. Hervig, and J. M. Russell, On the seasonal onset of polar mesospheric clouds and the breakdown of the stratospheric polar vortex in the Southern Hemisphere, J. Geophys. Res., 116, D18107, doi:10.1029/2011JD015989, 2011.

Kudabaeva, D. A., and A. A. Solodovnik, Variations in the area of the global field of noctilucent clouds of the northern hemisphere in 2007-2012 seasons, Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, vol.55, no. 2, pp. 261-265, doi:10.1134/S0016793215020139, 2015.

Kudabaeva, D.A., Stationary longitudinal inhomogeneities in areas of mesospheric clouds according to CIPS/AIM data (June–July), Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, 55 (6), 801–804, doi:10.1134/S0016793215060079, 2015

Liu X., J. Yue, J. Xu, W. Yuan, J. M. Russell III, M. E. Hervig, and T. Nakamura, Persistent longitudinal variations in 8 years of CIPS/AIM Polar Mesospheric Clouds, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, 8390-8409, doi:10.1002/2015JD024624, 2016.

Lumpe, J. D., S. M. Bailey, J. N. Carstens, C. E. Randall, D. W. Rusch, G. E. Thomas, K. Nielsen, C. Jeppesen, W. E. McClintock, A. W. Merkel, L. Riesberg, B. Templeman, G. Baumgarten, and J. M. Russell III, Retrieval of polar mesospheric cloud properties from CIPS: algorithm description, error analysis and cloud detection sensitivity, J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., 2013, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2013.06.007.

McClintock, William, David W. Rusch, Gary E. Thomas, Aimee W. Merkel, Mark R. Lankton, Virginia A. Drake, Scott M. Bailey, and James M. Russell III, The Cloud Imaging and Particle Size experiment on the Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere mission: Instrument concept, design, calibration, and on-orbit performance, J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2008.10.011, 2009.

Merkel, W. Aimee, David W. Rusch, Scott E. Palo, James M. Russell III, and Scott M. Bailey, Mesospheric planetary wave activity inferred from AIM-CIPS and TIMED-SABER for the northern summer 2007 PMC season. J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2008.12.001, 2009.

Merkel, A. W., Marsh, D. R., Gettelman, A., and Jensen, E. J.: On the relationship of polar mesospheric cloud ice water content, particle radius and mesospheric temperature and its use in multi-dimensional models, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 8889-8901, 2009.

Nielsen, K., et al., On the origin of mid-latitude mesospheric clouds: The July 2009 cloud outbreak, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2010.10.015, 2010.

Nielsen, K., D.E. Siskind, S.D. Eckermann, K.W. Hoppel, L. Coy, J.P. McCormack, S. Benze, C.E. Randall, and M.E. Hervig, Seasonal variation of the quasi 5-day planetary wave: Causes and consequences for polar mesospheric cloud variability in 2007, J. Geophys. Res. 115, D18111, doi:10.1029/2009JD012676, 2010.

Reimuller, J. D., J. P. Thayer, G. Baumgarten, A. Chandran, B. Hulley, D. Rusch, K. Nielsen, and J. Lumpe, Synchronized imagery of noctilucent clouds at the day-night terminator using airborne and spaceborne platforms, J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., 73(14-15), 2091-2096, doi.10.1016/j.jastp.2010.11.022, 2011.

Rong, P. P., J. M. Russell III, C. E. Randall, S. M. Bailey, and A. Lambert, Northern PMC brightness zonal variability and its correlation with temperature and water vapor, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119, 2390–2408, doi:10.1002/2013JD020513, 2014.

Rong, P. P., J. Yue, J. M. Russell, III, J. D. Lumpe, J. Gong, D. L. Wu, and C. E. Randall, Horizontal winds derived from the polar mesospheric cloud images as observed by the CIPS instrument on the AIM satellite. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, 5564–5584. doi:10.1002/2014JD022813, 2015.

Rusch, D. W., G. E. Thomas, W. McClintock, A. W. Merkel, S. M. Bailey, J. M. Russell III, C. E. Randall, C. Jeppesen, and M. Callan, The Cloud Imaging and Particle Size Experiment on the Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere Mission: Cloud Morphology for the Northern 2007 season, J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., 2009, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2008.11.005, 2009.

Russell, J.M., III, et al., Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM): Overview and early science results, J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2008.08.011, 2009.

Siskind, D. E., D. R. Allen, C. E. Randall, V. L. Harvey, M. E. Hervig, J. D. Lumpe, B. Thurairajah, S. M. Bailey, and J. M. Russell, III, Extreme stratospheric springs and their consequences for the onset of Polar Mesospheric Clouds, J. Atmos. Solar Terr. Phys., 132, 74-81, 2015.

Siskind, D. E., M. H. Stevens, M. E. Hervig, and C. E. Randall, Recent observations of high mass density polar mesospheric clouds: A link to space traffic?, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 2813–2817, doi:10.1002/grl.50540, 2013.

Stevens, M.H., et al., Bright polar mesospheric clouds formed by main engine exhaust from the space shuttle’s final launch, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D19206, doi:10.1029/2012JD017638, 2012.

Stevens, M.H., et al., Tidally induced variations of PMC altitudes and ice water content using a data assimilation system, J. Geophys. Res. 115, D18209, doi:10.1029/2009JD013225, 2010.

Stevens, M.H., S. Lossow, D.E. Siskind, R.R. Meier, C.E. Randall, J.M. Russell, III, J. Urban., and D. Murtagh, Space shuttle exhaust plumes in the lower thermosphere: Advective transport and diffusive spreading, J. Atmos. Solar Terr. Phys., 108, 50-60, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2013.12.004, 2014.

Suzuki, H., K. Sakanoi, N. Nishitani, T. Ogawa, M. K. Ejiri, M. Kubota, T. Kinoshita, Y. Murayama, and Y. Fujiyoshi, First imaging and identification of a noctilucent cloud from multiple sites in Hokkaido (43.2–44.4°N), Japan, Earths, Planets, and Space, 68:182, doi: 10.1186/s40623-016-0562-6, 2016.

Taylor, M. J., P.-D. Pautet, Y. Zhao, C. E. Randall, J. Lumpe, S. M. Bailey, J. Carstens, K. Nielsen, J. M. Russell III, and J. Stegman, High-latitude gravity wave measurements in noctilucent clouds and polar mesospheric clouds. Aeronomy of the Earth's Atmosphere and Ionosphere, IAGA Special Sopron Book Series, vol. 2, part 1, 93-105, doi:10.1007/978-94-007-0326-1_7, 2011.

Thomas, G.E., Noctilucent Clouds. In: Gerald R. North (editor-in-chief), John Pyle and Fuqing Zhang (editors). Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 2, 189–195, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-382225-3.00243-7, 2015.

Thurairajah, B., S. M. Bailey, K. Nielsen, C. E. Randall, J. Lumpe, M. J. Taylor, J. M. Russell III, Morphology of polar mesospheric clouds as seen from space. J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2012.09.009, 2012.

Thurairajah, B., S. M. Bailey, D. E. Siskind, C. E. Randall, M. J. Taylor, and J. M. Russell III, Case study of an ice void structure in polar mesospheric clouds, J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2013.02.001, 2013.

Thurairajah, B., D. E. Siskind, S. M. Bailey, J. N. Carstens, J. M. Russell III, M. G. Mlynczak, Oblique propagation of monsoon gravity waves during the northern hemisphere 2007 summer, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 2016JD026008, in press, 2017.

von Savigny, C., L.A. Brinkhoff, S.M. Bailey, C.E. Randall, and J.M. Russell, III, First determination of the fractal perimeter dimension of noctilucent clouds, Geophys. Res. Lett. 38, L02806, doi:10.1029/2010GL045834, 2011.

Yue, J., B. Thurairajah, L. Hoffman, J. Alexander, A. Chandran, M.J. Taylor, J.M. Russell, III, C.E. Randall, and S.M. Bailey, Concentric gravity waves in polar mesospheric clouds from the Cloud Imaging and Particle Size (CIPS) experiment, J. Geophys. Res., 119, doi:10.1002/2013JD021385, 2014.

Zhao, Y., M. J. Taylor, C. E. Randall, J. D. Lumpe, D. E. Siskind, S. M. Bailey, and J. M. Russell, III, Investigating seasonal gravity wave activity in the summer polar mesosphere, J. Atmos. Solar Terr. Phys., 127, 8-20, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2015.03.008, 2015.

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