Articles | Volume 41, issue 2
Regular paper
20 Nov 2023
Regular paper |  | 20 Nov 2023

Three-dimensional ionospheric conductivity associated with pulsating auroral patches: reconstruction from ground-based optical observations

Mizuki Fukizawa, Yoshimasa Tanaka, Yasunobu Ogawa, Keisuke Hosokawa, Tero Raita, and Kirsti Kauristie


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on angeo-2023-24', Anonymous Referee #1, 09 Aug 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Mizuki Fukizawa, 15 Sep 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on angeo-2023-24', Spencer Hatch, 23 Aug 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC2', Mizuki Fukizawa, 14 Sep 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (22 Sep 2023) by Juha Vierinen
AR by Mizuki Fukizawa on behalf of the Authors (24 Sep 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (05 Oct 2023) by Juha Vierinen
AR by Mizuki Fukizawa on behalf of the Authors (10 Oct 2023)  Manuscript 

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Short summary
We use computed tomography to reconstruct the three-dimensional distributions of the Hall and Pedersen conductivities of pulsating auroras, a key research target for understanding the magnetosphere–ionosphere coupling process. It is suggested that the high-energy electron precipitation associated with pulsating auroras may have a greater impact on the closure of field-aligned currents in the ionosphere than has been previously reported.