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Does anyone care about the mesosphere?

This will be a brief foray into the intricacies of the least understood atmospheric layer:the mesosphere. I will discuss the structure and important features of this highly dynamic region, the history of mesospheric measurements, and how remote sensing is used to retrieve the state of the mesosphere. More recent advances in the understanding of this under-sampled region will also be discussed, with highlights of ongoing observations from the Canadian OSIRIS instrument on the Odin satellite.