Articles | Volume 18, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 15569–15580, 2018

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 15569–15580, 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.

Related authors

Mesospheric gravity wave activity estimated via airglow imagery, multistatic meteor radar, and SABER data taken during the SIMONe–2018 campaign
Fabio Vargas, Jorge L. Chau, Harikrishnan Charuvil Asokan, and Michael Gerding
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss.,,, 2020
Preprint under review for ACP
Short summary
Local stratopause temperature variabilities and their embedding in the global context
Ronald Eixmann, Vivien Matthias, Josef Höffner, Gerd Baumgarten, and Michael Gerding
Ann. Geophys., 38, 373–383,,, 2020
Short summary
Evaluation of wake influence on high-resolution balloon-sonde measurements
Jens Söder, Michael Gerding, Andreas Schneider, Andreas Dörnbrack, Henrike Wilms, Johannes Wagner, and Franz-Josef Lübken
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 4191–4210,,, 2019
Short summary
A new model of meteoric calcium in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere
John M. C. Plane, Wuhu Feng, Juan Carlos Gómez Martín, Michael Gerding, and Shikha Raizada
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 14799–14811,,, 2018
Short summary
Gravity waves excited during a minor sudden stratospheric warming
Andreas Dörnbrack, Sonja Gisinger, Natalie Kaifler, Tanja Christina Portele, Martina Bramberger, Markus Rapp, Michael Gerding, Jens Söder, Nedjeljka Žagar, and Damjan Jelić
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 12915–12931,,, 2018
Short summary

Related subject area

Subject: Dynamics | Research Activity: Remote Sensing | Altitude Range: Mesosphere | Science Focus: Physics (physical properties and processes)
Formation of an additional density peak in the bottom side of the sodium layer associated with the passage of multiple mesospheric frontal systems
Viswanathan Lakshmi Narayanan, Satonori Nozawa, Shin-Ichiro Oyama, Ingrid Mann, Kazuo Shiokawa, Yuichi Otsuka, Norihito Saito, Satoshi Wada, Takuya D. Kawahara, and Toru Takahashi
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 2343–2361,,, 2021
Short summary
Gravity-wave-perturbed wind shears derived from SABER temperature observations
Xiao Liu, Jiyao Xu, Jia Yue, and Hanli Liu
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 14437–14456,,, 2020
Short summary
Comparative study between ground-based observations and NAVGEM-HA analysis data in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere region
Gunter Stober, Kathrin Baumgarten, John P. McCormack, Peter Brown, and Jerry Czarnecki
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 11979–12010,,, 2020
Short summary
Interhemispheric transport of metallic ions within ionospheric sporadic E layers by the lower thermospheric meridional circulation
Bingkun Yu, Xianghui Xue, Christopher J. Scott, Jianfei Wu, Xinan Yue, Wuhu Feng, Yutian Chi, Daniel R. Marsh, Hanli Liu, Xiankang Dou, and John M. C. Plane
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss.,,, 2020
Revised manuscript accepted for ACP
Short summary
Analysis of 24 years of mesopause region OH rotational temperature observations at Davis, Antarctica – Part 2: Evidence of a quasi-quadrennial oscillation (QQO) in the polar mesosphere
W. John R. French, Andrew R. Klekociuk, and Frank J. Mulligan
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 8691–8708,,, 2020
Short summary

Cited articles

Alpers, M., Eixmann, R., Fricke-Begemann, C., Gerding, M., and Höffner, J.: Temperature lidar measurements from 1 to 105 km altitude using resonance, Rayleigh, and Rotational Raman scattering, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 4, 793–800,, 2004. a
Baumgarten, K., Gerding, M., Baumgarten, G., and Lübken, F.-J.: Temporal variability of tidal and gravity waves during a record long 10-day continuous lidar sounding, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 371–384,, 2018. a
Chilson, P. B., Czechowsky, P., Klostermeyer, J., Rüster, R., and Schmidt, G.: An investigation of measured temperature profiles and VHF mesosphere summer echoes at midlatitudes, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 23819–23828,, 1997. a
Chu, X., Gardner, C. S., and Roble, R. G.: Lidar studies of interannual, seasonal, and diurnal variations of polar mesospheric clouds at the South Pole, J. Geophys. Res., 108, 8447,, 2003. a
Collins, R., Taylor, M., Nielsen, K., Mizutani, K., Murayama, Y., Sakanoi, K., and DeLand, M.: Noctilucent cloud in the western Arctic in 2005: Simultaneous lidar and camera observations and analysis, J. Atmos. Sol.-Terr. Phy., 71, 446–452,, 2009. a
Short summary
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.
Final-revised paper