Articles | Volume 22, issue 5
Research article
17 Mar 2022
Research article |  | 17 Mar 2022

Redistribution of total reactive nitrogen in the lowermost Arctic stratosphere during the cold winter 2015/2016

Helmut Ziereis, Peter Hoor, Jens-Uwe Grooß, Andreas Zahn, Greta Stratmann, Paul Stock, Michael Lichtenstern, Jens Krause, Vera Bense, Armin Afchine, Christian Rolf, Wolfgang Woiwode, Marleen Braun, Jörn Ungermann, Andreas Marsing, Christiane Voigt, Andreas Engel, Björn-Martin Sinnhuber, and Hermann Oelhaf


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Review of Ziereis et al., 2021', Anonymous Referee #1, 20 Oct 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Helmut Ziereis, 16 Dec 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-707', Anonymous Referee #2, 16 Nov 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Helmut Ziereis, 16 Dec 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Helmut Ziereis on behalf of the Authors (05 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Jan 2022) by Jianzhong Ma
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (10 Jan 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (23 Jan 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (26 Jan 2022) by Jianzhong Ma
Short summary
Airborne observations were conducted in the lowermost Arctic stratosphere during the winter of 2015/2016. The observed distribution of reactive nitrogen shows clear indications of nitrification in mid-winter and denitrification in late winter. This was caused by the formation of polar stratospheric cloud particles, which were observed during several flights. The sedimentation and evaporation of these particles and the descent of air masses cause a redistribution of reactive nitrogen.
Final-revised paper