Layered phenomena in the mesopause region (ACP/AMT inter-journal SI)(ACP/AMT inter-journal SI)
Layered phenomena in the mesopause region (ACP/AMT inter-journal SI)(ACP/AMT inter-journal SI)
Editor(s): W. Ward, M. Dameris, A. Engel, B. Funke, and R. E. Hibbins Special issue jointly organized between Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics and Atmospheric Measurement Techniques
This is also the title of a well-established science meeting which we hosted at IAP on 18–22 September 2017. Special issues from former LPMR meetings were mainly published in JASTP, but for various reasons we prefer ACP this time. The special issue arises from the LPMR meeting, but it should be open for all submissions within its scope. The main science topics covered during the LPMR meeting are as follows: 1. Mesospheric phenomena and related sciences, including noctilucent clouds (NLCs), polar mesospheric clouds (PMCs), and polar mesospheric summer echoes (PMSEs). Measurements of these ice layers and related parameters by modern technologies such as lidars, radars, imagers, interferometers, spectrometers, rocket-borne sensors, and satellite-borne instruments, e.g. on AIM. 2. Long-term trends and solar-cycle-induced variations of layered phenomena and the role of these ice layers in the study of climate change in the middle atmosphere. 3. Neutral and ionized metal layers of meteoric origin and related parameters such as cosmic dust, meteors, meteoroids, meteorites, and ablation physics. 4. The physics and application of airglow to study the thermal and dynamical structure in the mesopause region. 5. Using layered phenomena in the mesopause region as tracers to study gravity waves and turbulence. 6. Related atmospheric phenomena such as ionospheric layers and dynamic coupling between atmospheric layers.

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13 Jan 2020
The MATS satellite mission – gravity wave studies by Mesospheric Airglow/Aerosol Tomography and Spectroscopy
Jörg Gumbel, Linda Megner, Ole Martin Christensen, Nickolay Ivchenko, Donal P. Murtagh, Seunghyuk Chang, Joachim Dillner, Terese Ekebrand, Gabriel Giono, Arvid Hammar, Jonas Hedin, Bodil Karlsson, Mikael Krus, Anqi Li, Steven McCallion, Georgi Olentšenko, Soojong Pak, Woojin Park, Jordan Rouse, Jacek Stegman, and Georg Witt
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 431–455,,, 2020
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08 Oct 2019
Common volume satellite studies of polar mesospheric clouds with Odin/OSIRIS tomography and AIM/CIPS nadir imaging
Lina Broman, Susanne Benze, Jörg Gumbel, Ole Martin Christensen, and Cora E. Randall
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 12455–12475,,, 2019
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11 Sep 2019
Simultaneous in situ measurements of small-scale structures in neutral, plasma, and atomic oxygen densities during the WADIS sounding rocket project
Boris Strelnikov, Martin Eberhart, Martin Friedrich, Jonas Hedin, Mikhail Khaplanov, Gerd Baumgarten, Bifford P. Williams, Tristan Staszak, Heiner Asmus, Irina Strelnikova, Ralph Latteck, Mykhaylo Grygalashvyly, Franz-Josef Lübken, Josef Höffner, Raimund Wörl, Jörg Gumbel, Stefan Löhle, Stefanos Fasoulas, Markus Rapp, Aroh Barjatya, Michael J. Taylor, and Pierre-Dominique Pautet
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 11443–11460,,, 2019
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14 Jun 2019
Extending the SBUV polar mesospheric cloud data record with the OMPS NP
Matthew T. DeLand and Gary E. Thomas
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 7913–7925,,, 2019
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06 Jun 2019
Climatology of the mesopause relative density using a global distribution of meteor radars
Wen Yi, Xianghui Xue, Iain M. Reid, Damian J. Murphy, Chris M. Hall, Masaki Tsutsumi, Baiqi Ning, Guozhu Li, Robert A. Vincent, Jinsong Chen, Jianfei Wu, Tingdi Chen, and Xiankang Dou
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 7567–7581,,, 2019
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17 Apr 2019
Atomic oxygen number densities in the mesosphere–lower thermosphere region measured by solid electrolyte sensors on WADIS-2
Martin Eberhart, Stefan Löhle, Boris Strelnikov, Jonas Hedin, Mikhail Khaplanov, Stefanos Fasoulas, Jörg Gumbel, Franz-Josef Lübken, and Markus Rapp
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 2445–2461,,, 2019
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17 Apr 2019
Statistical climatology of mid-latitude mesospheric summer echoes characterised by OSWIN (Ostsee-Wind) radar observations
Dimitry Pokhotelov, Gunter Stober, and Jorge Luis Chau
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 5251–5258,,, 2019
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17 Apr 2019
Mesospheric anomalous diffusion during noctilucent cloud scenarios
Fazlul I. Laskar, Gunter Stober, Jens Fiedler, Meers M. Oppenheim, Jorge L. Chau, Duggirala Pallamraju, Nicholas M. Pedatella, Masaki Tsutsumi, and Toralf Renkwitz
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 5259–5267,,, 2019
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08 Apr 2019
Multi-scale measurements of mesospheric aerosols and electrons during the MAXIDUSTY campaign
Tarjei Antonsen, Ove Havnes, and Andres Spicher
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 2139–2153,,, 2019
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08 Apr 2019
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A new description of probability density distributions of polar mesospheric clouds
Uwe Berger, Gerd Baumgarten, Jens Fiedler, and Franz-Josef Lübken
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 4685–4702,,, 2019
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05 Apr 2019
Can VHF radars at polar latitudes measure mean vertical winds in the presence of PMSE?
Nikoloz Gudadze, Gunter Stober, and Jorge L. Chau
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 4485–4497,,, 2019
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03 Apr 2019
The impact of solar radiation on polar mesospheric ice particle formation
Mario Nachbar, Henrike Wilms, Denis Duft, Tasha Aylett, Kensei Kitajima, Takuya Majima, John M. C. Plane, Markus Rapp, and Thomas Leisner
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 4311–4322,,, 2019
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02 Apr 2019
The global climatology of the intensity of the ionospheric sporadic E layer
Bingkun Yu, Xianghui Xue, Xin'an Yue, Chengyun Yang, Chao Yu, Xiankang Dou, Baiqi Ning, and Lianhuan Hu
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 4139–4151,,, 2019
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25 Mar 2019
Photochemistry on the bottom side of the mesospheric Na layer
Tao Yuan, Wuhu Feng, John M. C. Plane, and Daniel R. Marsh
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 3769–3777,,, 2019
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15 Mar 2019
A new method of inferring the size, number density, and charge of mesospheric dust from its in situ collection by the DUSTY probe
Ove Havnes, Tarjei Antonsen, Gerd Baumgarten, Thomas W. Hartquist, Alexander Biebricher, Åshild Fredriksen, Martin Friedrich, and Jonas Hedin
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 1673–1683,,, 2019
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12 Mar 2019
Long-term lidar observations of the gravity wave activity near the mesopause at Arecibo
Xianchang Yue, Jonathan S. Friedman, Qihou Zhou, Xiongbin Wu, and Jens Lautenbach
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 3207–3221,,, 2019
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06 Mar 2019
Unravelling the microphysics of polar mesospheric cloud formation
Denis Duft, Mario Nachbar, and Thomas Leisner
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 2871–2879,,, 2019
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28 Feb 2019
Technical note: Bimodality in mesospheric OH rotational population distributions and implications for temperature measurements
Konstantinos S. Kalogerakis
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 2629–2634,,, 2019
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15 Feb 2019
Solar 27-day signatures in standard phase height measurements above central Europe
Christian von Savigny, Dieter H. W. Peters, and Günter Entzian
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 2079–2093,,, 2019
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12 Feb 2019
Enhancing the spatiotemporal features of polar mesosphere summer echoes using coherent MIMO and radar imaging at MAARSY
Juan Miguel Urco, Jorge Luis Chau, Tobias Weber, and Ralph Latteck
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 955–969,,, 2019
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12 Feb 2019
Model results of OH airglow considering four different wavelength regions to derive night-time atomic oxygen and atomic hydrogen in the mesopause region
Tilo Fytterer, Christian von Savigny, Martin Mlynczak, and Miriam Sinnhuber
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 1835–1851,,, 2019
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31 Jan 2019
Atmospheric band fitting coefficients derived from a self-consistent rocket-borne experiment
Mykhaylo Grygalashvyly, Martin Eberhart, Jonas Hedin, Boris Strelnikov, Franz-Josef Lübken, Markus Rapp, Stefan Löhle, Stefanos Fasoulas, Mikhail Khaplanov, Jörg Gumbel, and Ekaterina Vorobeva
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 1207–1220,,, 2019
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25 Jan 2019
Seasonal and intra-diurnal variability of small-scale gravity waves in OH airglow at two Alpine stations
Patrick Hannawald, Carsten Schmidt, René Sedlak, Sabine Wüst, and Michael Bittner
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 457–469,,, 2019
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19 Nov 2018
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Mesospheric bores at southern midlatitudes observed by ISS-IMAP/VISI: a first report of an undulating wave front
Yuta Hozumi, Akinori Saito, Takeshi Sakanoi, Atsushi Yamazaki, and Keisuke Hosokawa
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 16399–16407,,, 2018
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13 Nov 2018
Initial report on polar mesospheric cloud observations by Himawari-8
Takuo T. Tsuda, Yuta Hozumi, Kento Kawaura, Keisuke Hosokawa, Hidehiko Suzuki, and Takuji Nakamura
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6163–6168,,, 2018
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08 Nov 2018
Solar and lunar tides in noctilucent clouds as determined by ground-based lidar
Jens Fiedler and Gerd Baumgarten
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 16051–16061,,, 2018
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30 Oct 2018
Simultaneous observations of NLCs and MSEs at midlatitudes: implications for formation and advection of ice particles
Michael Gerding, Jochen Zöllner, Marius Zecha, Kathrin Baumgarten, Josef Höffner, Gunter Stober, and Franz-Josef Lübken
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 15569–15580,,, 2018
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16 Oct 2018
A new model of meteoric calcium in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere
John M. C. Plane, Wuhu Feng, Juan Carlos Gómez Martín, Michael Gerding, and Shikha Raizada
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 14799–14811,,, 2018
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20 Sep 2018
Photocurrent modelling and experimental confirmation for meteoric smoke particle detectors on board atmospheric sounding rockets
Gabriel Giono, Boris Strelnikov, Heiner Asmus, Tristan Staszak, Nickolay Ivchenko, and Franz-Josef Lübken
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 5299–5314,,, 2018
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17 Aug 2018
Climatology of mesopause region nocturnal temperature, zonal wind and sodium density observed by sodium lidar over Hefei, China (32° N, 117° E)
Tao Li, Chao Ban, Xin Fang, Jing Li, Zhaopeng Wu, Wuhu Feng, John M. C. Plane, Jiangang Xiong, Daniel R. Marsh, Michael J. Mills, and Xiankang Dou
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 11683–11695,,, 2018
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06 Jul 2018
Multi-static spatial and angular studies of polar mesospheric summer echoes combining MAARSY and KAIRA
Jorge L. Chau, Derek McKay, Juha P. Vierinen, Cesar La Hoz, Thomas Ulich, Markku Lehtinen, and Ralph Latteck
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 9547–9560,,, 2018
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