Articles | Volume 21, issue 20
Research article
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19 Oct 2021
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 19 Oct 2021

Self-consistent global transport of metallic ions with WACCM-X

Jianfei Wu, Wuhu Feng, Han-Li Liu, Xianghui Xue, Daniel Robert Marsh, and John Maurice Campbell Plane


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-331', Anonymous Referee #3, 29 May 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-331', Anonymous Referee #1, 02 Jun 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on acp-2021-331', Anonymous Referee #2, 07 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Jianfei Wu on behalf of the Authors (08 Aug 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (13 Sep 2021) by Franz-Josef Lübken
ED: Publish as is (15 Sep 2021) by Rolf Müller (Executive editor)
AR by Jianfei Wu on behalf of the Authors (17 Sep 2021)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Metal layers occur in the MLT region (80–120 km) from the ablation of cosmic dust. The latest lidar observations show these metals can reach a height approaching 200 km, which is challenging to explain. We have developed the first global simulation incorporating the full life cycle of metal atoms and ions. The model results compare well with lidar and satellite observations of the seasonal and diurnal variation of the metals and demonstrate the importance of ion mass and ion-neutral coupling.
Final-revised paper