Articles | Volume 22, issue 20
Research article
26 Oct 2022
Research article |  | 26 Oct 2022

Significant enhancements of the mesospheric Na layer bottom below 75 km observed by a full-diurnal-cycle lidar at Beijing (40.41° N, 116.01° E), China

Yuan Xia, Jing Jiao, Satonori Nozawa, Xuewu Cheng, Jihong Wang, Chunhua Shi, Lifang Du, Yajuan Li, Haoran Zheng, Faquan Li, and Guotao Yang


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-112', Anonymous Referee #1, 11 Mar 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Yuan Xia, 21 May 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-112', Anonymous Referee #2, 12 Apr 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Yuan Xia on behalf of the Authors (23 May 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Jun 2022) by William Ward
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (12 Jun 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (26 Aug 2022)
ED: Publish as is (15 Sep 2022) by William Ward
AR by Yuan Xia on behalf of the Authors (17 Sep 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
The layer of sodium atoms is generally located above 80 km. This study reports the significant enhancements of the sodium layer below 75 km where sodium atoms are short-lived. The neutral chemical reactions were suggested as making a critical contribution. The reported results provide clear observational evidence for the role of planetary waves in the variation of metal layers, and have implications for the response of the metal layers to perturbations in the lower atmosphere.
Final-revised paper