Articles | Volume 20, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 2221–2261, 2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 2221–2261, 2020

Research article 26 Feb 2020

Research article | 26 Feb 2020

Photochemical modeling of molecular and atomic oxygen based on multiple nightglow emissions measured in situ during the Energy Transfer in the Oxygen Nightglow rocket campaign

Olexandr Lednyts'kyy and Christian von Savigny


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AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (31 Jul 2019)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Aug 2019) by William Ward
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (21 Aug 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (28 Oct 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (18 Nov 2019) by William Ward
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (03 Jan 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 Jan 2020) by William Ward
Short summary
Atomic oxygen is a chemically active trace gas and a critical component of the energy balance of the mesosphere and lower thermosphere (MLT). By sequentially applying continuity equations of low degree, a new model representing the airglow and photochemistry of oxygen in the MLT is implemented, enabling comparisons with airglow observations at each step. The most effective data sets required to derive the abundance of atomic oxygen are the O2 atmospheric band emission, temperature, N2 and O2.
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