Articles | Volume 14, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5015–5027, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-5015-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5015–5027, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-5015-2021

Research article 21 Jul 2021

Research article | 21 Jul 2021

Meteor radar observations of polar mesospheric summer echoes over Svalbard

Joel P. Younger 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
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-14', Anonymous Referee #1, 17 Feb 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Joel Younger, 04 May 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-14', Anonymous Referee #2, 26 Apr 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Joel Younger, 04 May 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Joel Younger on behalf of the Authors (04 May 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 May 2021) by Jorge Luis Chau
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (18 May 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (20 May 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (21 May 2021) by Jorge Luis Chau
AR by Joel Younger on behalf of the Authors (25 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (26 May 2021) by Jorge Luis Chau
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Short summary
A radar in Svalbard usually used to study meteor trails was used to observe a thin icy layer in the upper atmosphere. New methods used the layer to measure wind speed over short periods of time and found that the layer is most reflective within 6.8 ± 3.3° of vertical. Analysis of meteor trail radar echo durations found that the layer may shorten meteor trail echoes, but more data are needed. This study shows new uses for data collected by meteor radars for other purposes.