Articles | Volume 39, issue 5
Ann. Geophys., 39, 899–910, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-39-899-2021
Ann. Geophys., 39, 899–910, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-39-899-2021

Regular paper 14 Oct 2021

Regular paper | 14 Oct 2021

Validation of SSUSI-derived auroral electron densities: comparisons to EISCAT data

Stefan Bender et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on angeo-2021-15 ionosonde papers and proton precipitation', Harold Knight, 15 Mar 2021
  • RC1: 'Comment on angeo-2021-15', Anonymous Referee #1, 08 Apr 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Stefan Bender, 25 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on angeo-2021-15', Anonymous Referee #2, 07 Jun 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Stefan Bender, 25 Aug 2021
  • CC2: 'Comment on angeo-2021-15 additional details supporting earlier comment', Harold Knight, 09 Jun 2021
    • CC3: 'Reply on CC2', Harold Knight, 09 Jun 2021
      • AC1: 'Reply on CC3', Stefan Bender, 11 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (07 Sep 2021) by Dalia Buresova
AR by Stefan Bender on behalf of the Authors (07 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Sep 2021) by Dalia Buresova
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (15 Sep 2021)
ED: Publish as is (16 Sep 2021) by Dalia Buresova
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Short summary
The coupling of the atmosphere to the space environment has become recognized as an important driver of atmospheric chemistry and dynamics. We have validated the Special Sensor Ultraviolet Spectrographic Imager (SSUSI) products for average electron energy and electron energy flux by comparison to EISCAT electron density profiles. The good agreement shows that SSUSI far-UV observations can be used to provide ionization rate profiles throughout the auroral region.