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Research article 27 Nov 2015

Research article | 27 Nov 2015

A potential vorticity-based determination of the transport barrier in the Asian summer monsoon anticyclone

F. Ploeger et al.

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The Asian summer monsoon provides an important pathway of tropospheric source gases and pollution into the lower stratosphere. This transport is characterized by deep convection and steady upwelling, combined with confinement inside a large-scale anticyclonic circulation in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere. In this paper, we show that a barrier to horizontal transport in the monsoon can be determined from a local maximum in the gradient of potential vorticity.
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