Articles | Volume 13, issue 11
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 5115–5126, 2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 5115–5126, 2021

Data description paper 04 Nov 2021

Data description paper | 04 Nov 2021

The OH (3-1) nightglow volume emission rate retrieved from OSIRIS measurements: 2001 to 2015

Anqi Li et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on essd-2021-191', Anonymous Referee #1, 16 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on essd-2021-191', Anonymous Referee #2, 15 Sep 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on essd-2021-191', Anqi Li, 01 Oct 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Anqi Li on behalf of the Authors (01 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (11 Oct 2021) by Nellie Elguindi
Short summary
The nightglow emission originating from the vibrationally excited hydroxyl layer (about 85 km altitude) has been measured by the infrared imager (IRI) on the Odin satellite for more than 15 years. In this study, we document the retrieval steps, the resulting volume emission rates and the layer characteristics. Finally, we use the monthly zonal averages to demonstrate the fidelity of the data set. This unique, long-term data set will be valuable for studying various topics near the mesopause.