Articles | Volume 23, issue 11
Research article
12 Jun 2023
Research article |  | 12 Jun 2023

Simulated long-term evolution of the thermosphere during the Holocene – Part 2: Circulation and solar tides

Xu Zhou, Xinan Yue, Yihui Cai, Zhipeng Ren, Yong Wei, and Yongxin Pan


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-234', Anonymous Referee #1, 22 Feb 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Xu Zhou, 27 Mar 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-234', Anonymous Referee #2, 26 Apr 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Xu Zhou, 01 May 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Xu Zhou on behalf of the Authors (01 May 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (09 May 2023) by John Plane
AR by Xu Zhou on behalf of the Authors (12 May 2023)
Short summary
Secular variations in CO2 concentration and geomagnetic field can affect the dynamics of the upper atmosphere. We examine how these two factors influence the dynamics of the upper atmosphere during the Holocene, using two sets of ~ 12 000-year control runs by the coupled thermosphere–ionosphere model. The main results show that (a) increased CO2 enhances the thermospheric circulation, but non-linearly; and (b) geomagnetic variation induced a significant hemispheric asymmetrical effect.
Final-revised paper