Articles | Volume 22, issue 5
Research article
10 Mar 2022
Research article |  | 10 Mar 2022

Comparison of mesospheric sodium profile retrievals from OSIRIS and SCIAMACHY nightglow measurements

Julia Koch, Adam Bourassa, Nick Lloyd, Chris Roth, and Christian von Savigny


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-779', Anonymous Referee #2, 11 Nov 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Julia Koch, 28 Jan 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-779', Anonymous Referee #1, 05 Dec 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Julia Koch, 28 Jan 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Julia Koch on behalf of the Authors (31 Jan 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (01 Feb 2022) by Franz-Josef Lübken
AR by Julia Koch on behalf of the Authors (03 Feb 2022)
Short summary
The mesopause, the region of the earth's atmosphere between 85 and 100 km, is hard to access by direct measurements. Therefore we look for parameters that can be measured using satellite or ground-based measurements. In this study we researched sodium airglow, a phenomenon that occurs when sodium atoms are excited by chemical reactions. We compared satellite measurements of the airglow and resulting sodium concentration profiles to gain a better understanding of the sodium in that region.
Final-revised paper