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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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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