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The intensification of metallic layered phenomena above thunderstorms through the modulation of atmospheric tides

Bingkun Yu1,2, Xianghui Xue1,2,3, Chengling Kuo4, Gaopeng Lu5,6, Xiankang Dou1,2, Qi Gao1,2, Jianfei Wu1,2, Mingjiao Jia1,2, Chao Yu1,2, and Xiushu Qie5,6 Bingkun Yu et al.
  • 1CAS Key Laboratory of Geospace Environment, Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
  • 2Mengcheng National Geophysical Observatory, School of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
  • 3Synergetic Innovation Center of Quantum Information and Quantum Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
  • 4Institute of Space Science, National Central University, Jhongli, Taiwan
  • 5Key Laboratory of Middle Atmosphere and Global Environment Observation, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • 6Collaborative Innovation Center on Forecast and Evaluation of Meteorological Disasters, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, China

Abstract. We present a multi-instrument experiment to study the effects of tropospheric thunderstorms on the mesopause region and the lower ionosphere. The sodium (Na) lidar observation and the ionospheric observation by two digital ionospheric sounders are used to study the variation of the neutral metal atoms and metallic ions above thunderstorms. The enhanced ionospheric sporadic E layer with a downward tidal phase is observed followed by a subsequent intensification of neutral Na density with an increase of 600cm−3 in the mesosphere. In addition, the Na neutral chemistry and ion-molecule chemistry reactions are considered in the Na chemistry model to simulate the dynamical and chemical coupling processes in the mesosphere and ionosphere above thunderstorms. The enhanced Na layer in the simulation using the ionospheric observation as input is in agreement with the Na lidar observation. We find that the intensification of metallic layered phenomena above thunderstorms is associated with the atmospheric tides, as a result of the troposphere-mesosphere-ionosphere coupling.

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This paper explores the relationship between the intensifications of atomic sodium layer and Es layer in the Mesosphere/Lower Thermosphere (MLT) region (the earth's upper atmosphere at altitudes between 90 and 130 km above ground). The multi-instrument experiment of sodium lidar observations, ionospheric observations and sodium chemical simulations advances our understanding of the dynamical and chemical coupling processes in the mesosphere and ionosphere above thunderstorms.
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