Articles | Volume 15, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 10239–10249, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-10239-2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 10239–10249, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-10239-2015

Research article 16 Sep 2015

Research article | 16 Sep 2015

Effect of tropical cyclones on the tropical tropopause parameters observed using COSMIC GPS RO data

S. Ravindra Babu et al.

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Short summary
The effect of tropical cyclones (TCs) that occurred over the north Indian Ocean in the last decade on the tropical tropopause parameters has been quantified for the first time. The vertical structure of temperature and tropopause parameters within the 5º radius away from the cyclone centre during TC period is also presented. The water vapour variability in the vicinity of TC is investigated. It is demonstrated that the TCs can significantly affect the tropical tropopause and thus STE processes.
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