Articles | Volume 40, issue 5
Regular paper
12 Oct 2022
Regular paper |  | 12 Oct 2022

Magnetic local time (MLT) dependence of auroral peak emission height and morphology

Noora Partamies, Daniel Whiter, Kirsti Kauristie, and Stefano Massetti


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on angeo-2022-6', Shin-ichiro Oyama, 14 May 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Noora Partamies, 31 Aug 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on angeo-2022-6', Lauri Holappa, 21 Jul 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Noora Partamies, 31 Aug 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (12 Sep 2022) by Dalia Buresova
AR by Noora Partamies on behalf of the Authors (13 Sep 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (19 Sep 2022) by Dalia Buresova
Short summary
We investigate the local time behaviour of auroral structures and emission height. Data are collected from the Fennoscandian Lapland and Svalbard latitutes from 7 identical auroral all-sky cameras over about 1 solar cycle. The typical peak emission height of the green aurora varies from 110 km on the nightside to about 118 km in the morning over Lapland but stays systematically higher over Svalbard. During fast solar wind, nightside emission heights are 5 km lower than during slow solar wind.