Articles | Volume 15, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 3141–3159, 2022
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 3141–3159, 2022
Research article
20 May 2022
Research article | 20 May 2022

Measurement of the vertical atmospheric density profile from the X-ray Earth occultation of the Crab Nebula with Insight-HXMT

Daochun Yu et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-406', Anonymous Referee #2, 22 Jan 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Haitao Li, 18 Mar 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-406', Anonymous Referee #1, 05 Feb 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Haitao Li, 18 Mar 2022
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Haitao Li, 18 Mar 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Haitao Li on behalf of the Authors (19 Mar 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 Mar 2022) by Alyn Lambert
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (26 Mar 2022)
ED: Publish as is (12 Apr 2022) by Alyn Lambert
Short summary
In this work, the measurement of vertical atmospheric density profiles using X-ray Earth occultation is investigated. The Earth’s density profile for the lower thermosphere is obtained with Insight-HXMT. It is shown that the Insight-HXMT X-ray satellite of China can be used as an X-ray atmospheric diagnostics instrument for the upper atmosphere. The Insight-HXMT satellite can, with other X-ray astronomical satellites in orbit, form a network for X-ray Earth occultation sounding in the future.