Articles | Volume 23, issue 20
Research article
17 Oct 2023
Research article |  | 17 Oct 2023

Historical (1960–2014) lightning and LNOx trends and their controlling factors in a chemistry–climate model

Yanfeng He and Kengo Sudo


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-301', Anonymous Referee #1, 28 Apr 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-301', Anonymous Referee #2, 02 May 2023
  • AC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-301', Yanfeng He, 14 Jul 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Yanfeng He on behalf of the Authors (14 Jul 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Jul 2023) by Kostas Tsigaridis
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (25 Jul 2023)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (01 Aug 2023)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (01 Aug 2023) by Kostas Tsigaridis
AR by Yanfeng He on behalf of the Authors (30 Aug 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (07 Sep 2023) by Kostas Tsigaridis
AR by Yanfeng He on behalf of the Authors (07 Sep 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Lightning has big social impacts. Lightning-produced NOx (LNOx) plays a vital role in atmospheric chemistry and climate. Investigating past lightning and LNOx trends can provide essential indicators of all lightning-related phenomena. Simulations show almost flat global lightning and LNOx trends during 1960–2014. Past global warming enhances the trends positively, but increases in aerosol have the opposite effect. Moreover, global lightning decreased markedly after the Pinatubo eruption.
Final-revised paper