Articles | Volume 19, issue 14
Research article
26 Jul 2019
Research article |  | 26 Jul 2019

Reactive nitrogen (NOy) and ozone responses to energetic electron precipitation during Southern Hemisphere winter

Pavle Arsenovic, Alessandro Damiani, Eugene Rozanov, Bernd Funke, Andrea Stenke, and Thomas Peter


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AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (17 Apr 2019)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 May 2019) by Gabriele Stiller
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (17 May 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (19 May 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (01 Jun 2019) by Gabriele Stiller
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (06 Jun 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (18 Jun 2019) by Gabriele Stiller
Short summary
Low-energy electrons (LEE) are the dominant source of odd nitrogen, which destroys ozone, in the mesosphere and stratosphere in polar winter in the geomagnetically active periods. However, the observed stratospheric ozone anomalies can be reproduced only when accounting for both low- and middle-range energy electrons (MEE) in the chemistry-climate model. Ozone changes may induce further dynamical and thermal changes in the atmosphere. We recommend including both LEE and MEE in climate models.
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