Articles | Volume 40, issue 5
Regular paper
28 Sep 2022
Regular paper |  | 28 Sep 2022

Mid-latitude neutral wind responses to sub-auroral polarization streams

Daniel D. Billett, Kathryn A. McWilliams, Robert B. Kerr, Jonathan J. Makela, Alex T. Chartier, J. Michael Ruohoniemi, Sudha Kapali, Mike A. Migliozzi, and Juanita Riccobono


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-593', Anonymous Referee #1, 07 Aug 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Daniel Billett, 22 Aug 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-593', Anonymous Referee #2, 08 Aug 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC2', Daniel Billett, 22 Aug 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish as is (09 Sep 2022) by Steve Milan
AR by Daniel Billett on behalf of the Authors (09 Sep 2022)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Sub-auroral polarisation streams (SAPSs) are very fast plasma flows that occur at mid-latitudes, which can affect the atmosphere. In this paper, we use four ground-based radars to obtain a wide coverage of SAPSs that occurred over the USA, along with interferometer cameras in Virginia and Massachusetts to measure winds. The winds are strongly affected but in different ways, implying that the balance forces on the atmosphere is strongly dependent on proximity to the disturbance.