Articles | Volume 21, issue 4
Research article
18 Feb 2021
Research article |  | 18 Feb 2021

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


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AR by Viswanathan Lakshmi Narayanan on behalf of the Authors (11 Dec 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (21 Dec 2020) by Franz-Josef Lübken
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (02 Jan 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (04 Jan 2021) by Franz-Josef Lübken
AR by Viswanathan Lakshmi Narayanan on behalf of the Authors (13 Jan 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (14 Jan 2021) by Franz-Josef Lübken
Short summary
In the past, additional sodium peaks occurring above the main sodium layer of the upper mesosphere were discussed. Here, formation of an additional sodium peak below the main sodium layer peak is discussed in detail. The event coincided with passage of multiple mesospheric bores, which are step-like disturbances occurring in the upper mesosphere. Hence, this work highlights the importance of such mesospheric bores in causing significant changes to the minor species concentration in a short time.
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