Special issue on the joint 20th International EISCAT Symposium and 15th International Workshop on Layered Phenomena in the Mesopause Region
Special issue on the joint 20th International EISCAT Symposium and 15th International Workshop on Layered Phenomena in the Mesopause Region
Editor(s): Andrew J. Kavanagh, Juha Vierinen, Daniel Whiter, Noora Partamies, Axel Steuwer, and Hiroatsu Sato
In August 2022, the 15th International Workshop on Layered Phenomena in the Mesopause Region (LPMR) was held jointly with the 20th International EISCAT symposium near the town of Eskilstuna in central Sweden. Both meetings are traditionally held biannually. The LPMR workshop aims to advance our understanding of the mesopause region where atmospheric waves break and complex ice molecules and meteoric dust form layers that impact the chemistry and dynamics of the middle atmosphere. The EISCAT radars have been providing measurements of the ionosphere for over 3 decades, contributing to important studies of the aurora, space weather, and the wider geospace environment. A central aim of this combined meeting was to bring the EISCAT and LPMR communities together to explore joint scientific interests and observational and model techniques. The meeting was a great success, with the two communities demonstrating the breadth of exciting science that is currently being carried out.

We are pleased to announce a special issue from this shared conference. Topics will cover areas of shared interest such as mesospheric dynamics and chemistry, noctilucent clouds, and the study of layers formed by ice and dust around the mesopause. The remit of the special issue also covers all science enabled by the EISCAT radars, such as, but not restricted to, auroral physics, magnetosphere–ionosphere–thermosphere coupling, space weather impacts, polar cap dynamics, and active ionospheric experiments.

It is intended that this special issue would provide a snapshot of the state of the art in EISCAT and LPMR research, and as such the call is open to all colleagues working in these areas, even if they cannot attend the joint meeting. As long as your work is related to EISCAT and/or layered phenomena in the mesosphere, you are welcome to submit an article.

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20 Feb 2024
Observations of polar mesospheric summer echoes resembling kilometer-scale varicose-mode flows
Jennifer Hartisch, Jorge L. Chau, Ralph Latteck, Toralf Renkwitz, and Marius Zecha
Ann. Geophys., 42, 29–43, https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-42-29-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-42-29-2024, 2024
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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
Ann. Geophys., 41, 511–528, https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-41-511-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-41-511-2023, 2023
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18 Oct 2023
Inferring neutral winds in the ionospheric transition region from atmospheric-gravity-wave traveling-ionospheric-disturbance (AGW-TID) observations with the EISCAT VHF radar and the Nordic Meteor Radar Cluster
Florian Günzkofer, Dimitry Pokhotelov, Gunter Stober, Ingrid Mann, Sharon L. Vadas, Erich Becker, Anders Tjulin, Alexander Kozlovsky, Masaki Tsutsumi, Njål Gulbrandsen, Satonori Nozawa, Mark Lester, Evgenia Belova, Johan Kero, Nicholas J. Mitchell, and Claudia Borries
Ann. Geophys., 41, 409–428, https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-41-409-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-41-409-2023, 2023
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17 Aug 2023
Climatological comparison of polar mesosphere summer echoes over the Arctic and Antarctica at 69°
Ralph Latteck and Damian J. Murphy
Ann. Geophys. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-2023-19,https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-2023-19, 2023
Revised manuscript accepted for ANGEO (discussion: closed, 8 comments)
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24 Jul 2023
Greenhouse gas effects on the solar cycle response of water vapour and noctilucent clouds
Ashique Vellalassery, Gerd Baumgarten, Mykhaylo Grygalashvyly, and Franz-Josef Lübken
Ann. Geophys., 41, 289–300, https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-41-289-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-41-289-2023, 2023
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17 Jul 2023
On the relationship between the mesospheric sodium layer and the meteoric input function
Yanlin Li, Tai-Yin Huang, Julio Urbina, Fabio Vargas, and Wuhu Feng
Ann. Geophys. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-2023-20,https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-2023-20, 2023
Revised manuscript under review for ANGEO (discussion: final response, 4 comments)
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01 Jun 2023
Investigation of PMSE layers during solar maximum and solar minimum
Dorota Jozwicki, Puneet Sharma, Devin Huyghebaert, and Ingrid Mann
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-977,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-977, 2023
Revised manuscript under review for ANGEO (discussion: final response, 4 comments)
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18 Apr 2023
Identifying gravity waves launched by the Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha′apai volcanic eruption in mesosphere/lower-thermosphere winds derived from CONDOR and the Nordic Meteor Radar Cluster
Gunter Stober, Alan Liu, Alexander Kozlovsky, Zishun Qiao, Witali Krochin, Guochun Shi, Johan Kero, Masaki Tsutsumi, Njål Gulbrandsen, Satonori Nozawa, Mark Lester, Kathrin Baumgarten, Evgenia Belova, and Nicholas Mitchell
Ann. Geophys., 41, 197–208, https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-41-197-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-41-197-2023, 2023
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