Articles | Volume 16, issue 23
Research article
08 Dec 2023
Research article |  | 08 Dec 2023

Difference spectrum fitting of the ion–neutral collision frequency from dual-frequency EISCAT measurements

Florian Günzkofer, Gunter Stober, Dimitry Pokhotelov, Yasunobu Miyoshi, and Claudia Borries


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1495', Anonymous Referee #3, 16 Sep 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Florian Günzkofer, 19 Oct 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1495', Anonymous Referee #2, 06 Oct 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Florian Günzkofer, 19 Oct 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Florian Günzkofer on behalf of the Authors (23 Oct 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 Oct 2023) by Wen Yi
ED: Publish as is (14 Nov 2023) by Wen Yi
AR by Florian Günzkofer on behalf of the Authors (15 Nov 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Electric currents in the ionosphere can impact both satellite and ground-based infrastructure. These currents depend strongly on the collisions of ions and neutral particles. Measuring ion–neutral collisions is often only possible via certain assumptions. The direct measurement of ion–neutral collision frequencies is possible with multifrequency incoherent scatter radar measurements. This paper presents one analysis method of such measurements and discusses its advantages and disadvantages.