Articles | Volume 39, issue 5
Ann. Geophys., 39, 795–809, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-39-795-2021

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Ann. Geophys., 39, 795–809, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-39-795-2021

Regular paper 09 Sep 2021

Regular paper | 09 Sep 2021

On the relationship of energetic particle precipitation and mesopause temperature

Florine Enengl et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (13 Oct 2020) by Daniel Whiter
AR by Florine Enengl on behalf of the Authors (21 Oct 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Oct 2020) by Daniel Whiter
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (03 Dec 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (20 Dec 2020)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (07 Jan 2021) by Daniel Whiter
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (01 Mar 2021)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Mar 2021) by Daniel Whiter
RR by Anonymous Referee #5 (29 Mar 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (12 Apr 2021)
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (05 May 2021) by Daniel Whiter
AR by Florine Enengl on behalf of the Authors (16 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Jul 2021) by Daniel Whiter
RR by Anonymous Referee #5 (28 Jul 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (04 Aug 2021) by Daniel Whiter
AR by Florine Enengl on behalf of the Authors (13 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (16 Aug 2021) by Daniel Whiter
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Short summary
Energetic particle precipitation has the potential to change the neutral atmospheric temperature at the bottom of the ionosphere. We have searched for events and investigated a possible correlation between lower-ionosphere electron density enhancements and simultaneous neutral temperature changes. Six of the 10 analysed events are associated with a temperature decrease of 10–20K. The events change the chemical composition in the mesosphere, and the temperatures are probed at lower altitudes.