Articles | Volume 15, issue 19
Research article
02 Oct 2015
Research article |  | 02 Oct 2015

Stratosphere–troposphere exchange (STE) in the vicinity of North Atlantic cyclones

P. Reutter, B. Škerlak, M. Sprenger, and H. Wernli


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (03 Aug 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Aug 2015) by Geraint Vaughan
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (20 Aug 2015)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (01 Sep 2015)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (10 Sep 2015) by Geraint Vaughan
AR by Philipp Reutter on behalf of the Authors (15 Sep 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
In this manuscript, we investigate the exchange of air masses across the dynamical tropopause (stratosphere-troposphere exchange, STE) in the vicinity of North Atlantic cyclones. By using two 6-hourly resolved ERA-Interim climatologies of STE and cyclones from 1979 to 2011, we are able to directly compute the amount of STE in the vicinity of every individual cyclone in this time period. This enables us to provide a robust and consistent quantification of STE near North Atlantic cyclones.
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