Articles | Volume 14, issue 23
Research article
05 Dec 2014
Research article |  | 05 Dec 2014

Surface-to-mountaintop transport characterised by radon observations at the Jungfraujoch

A. D. Griffiths, F. Conen, E. Weingartner, L. Zimmermann, S. D. Chambers, A. G. Williams, and M. Steinbacher


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AR by Alan Griffiths on behalf of the Authors (30 Sep 2014)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 Sep 2014) by Leiming Zhang
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (17 Oct 2014)
ED: Publish as is (17 Oct 2014) by Leiming Zhang
Short summary
Radon detectors at Bern and Jungfraujoch were used to monitor the transport of radon-rich boundary layer air from the Swiss Plateau to the Alpine ridge. Radon was successfully used to discriminate between different types of vertical transport, using the shape of the diurnal cycle to identify days with upslope mountain winds. For many air-mass properties, however, the total land-surface influence (indicated by the radon concentration) was more decisive than the type of vertical transport.
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