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The Contribution of Sprite Streamers to the Chemical Composition of the Mesosphere-Lower Thermosphere

Pérez-Invernón, Francisco J. and Malagón-Romero, A. and Gordillo-Vázquez, F. J. and Luque, A. (2020) The Contribution of Sprite Streamers to the Chemical Composition of the Mesosphere-Lower Thermosphere. Geophysical Research Letters, 47 (14), pp. 1-11. Wiley. doi: 10.1029/2020GL088578. ISSN 0094-8276.

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Abstract

Abstract Sprites are mesospheric filamentary discharges that liberate and accelerate large quantities of electrons. They produce local enhancements of some chemical species and fast (millisecond) optical emissions. In this work, we couple a self-consistent 2-D model of sprites with an extensive chemical scheme to calculate the injection of chemical species by one sprite streamer in the mesosphere 0.85 ms after its onset. The N, NO, and N2O injections per streamer are about 1021 atoms, 6 × 1019 molecules, and 1018 molecules, respectively. According to our results, longer simulations are necessary to determine the role of sprites in the concentration of N2O in the mesosphere. We also calculate the contribution of sprite glows to space-based photometers of the Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor and the Tool for the Analysis of RAdiations from lightNIngs and Sprites.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/140779/
Document Type:Article
Additional Information:e2020GL088578 10.1029/2020GL088578
Title:The Contribution of Sprite Streamers to the Chemical Composition of the Mesosphere-Lower Thermosphere
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Pérez-Invernón, Francisco J.DLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2905-3854UNSPECIFIED
Malagón-Romero, A.CSIC, Granada, SpainUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gordillo-Vázquez, F. J.CSIC, Granada, SpainUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Luque, A.CSIC, Granada, SpainUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:20 June 2020
Journal or Publication Title:Geophysical Research Letters
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:47
DOI:10.1029/2020GL088578
Page Range:pp. 1-11
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:0094-8276
Status:Published
Keywords:sprites, mesosphere, lightning, atmospheric plasma, atmospheric electricity, TLE
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Communication and Navigation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R KN - Kommunikation und Navigation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Ionosphäre (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Atmospheric Trace Species
Deposited By: Perez-Invernon, Francisco Javier
Deposited On:08 Feb 2021 08:36
Last Modified:24 Oct 2023 10:57

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