Articles | Volume 18, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 15569–15580, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-15569-2018

Special issue: Layered phenomena in the mesopause region (ACP/AMT inter-journal...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 15569–15580, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-15569-2018

Research article 30 Oct 2018

Research article | 30 Oct 2018

Simultaneous observations of NLCs and MSEs at midlatitudes: implications for formation and advection of ice particles

Michael Gerding et al.

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AR by Michael Gerding on behalf of the Authors (29 Aug 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (29 Aug 2018) by Martin Dameris
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (12 Sep 2018)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (24 Sep 2018) by Martin Dameris
AR by Michael Gerding on behalf of the Authors (18 Oct 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 Oct 2018) by Martin Dameris
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We describe the first comparative study of noctilucent clouds (NLCs) and mesospheric summer echoes at midlatitudes. Therefore, this study compares fresh clouds (small particles) with fully evolved clouds in the mesosphere, hinting at their evolution. It is shown that, in contrast to higher latitudes, here only a thin layer of fresh particles exist above the NLCs. This gives evidence that NLCs are not formed locally but are typically advected. This needs to be acknowledged in trend studies.
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