Articles | Volume 22, issue 10
Research article
24 May 2022
Research article |  | 24 May 2022

Exceptional middle latitude electron precipitation detected by balloon observations: implications for atmospheric composition

Irina Mironova, Miriam Sinnhuber, Galina Bazilevskaya, Mark Clilverd, Bernd Funke, Vladimir Makhmutov, Eugene Rozanov, Michelle L. Santee, Timofei Sukhodolov, and Thomas Ulich


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-737', Anonymous Referee #1, 03 Oct 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-737', Anonymous Referee #2, 22 Oct 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Irina Mironova on behalf of the Authors (26 Jan 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (14 Feb 2022) by William Ward
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (23 Feb 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (04 Apr 2022)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (04 Apr 2022) by William Ward
AR by Miriam Sinnhuber on behalf of the Authors (22 Apr 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (01 May 2022) by William Ward
AR by Miriam Sinnhuber on behalf of the Authors (03 May 2022)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
From balloon measurements, we detected unprecedented, extremely powerful, electron precipitation over the middle latitudes. The robustness of this event is confirmed by satellite observations of electron fluxes and chemical composition, as well as by ground-based observations of the radio signal propagation. The applied chemistry–climate model shows the almost complete destruction of ozone in the mesosphere over the region where high-energy electrons were observed.
Final-revised paper