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Volume 15, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 2203–2213, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-2203-2015
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 2203–2213, 2015
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Research article 27 Feb 2015

Research article | 27 Feb 2015

Northern Hemisphere stratospheric winds in higher midlatitudes: longitudinal distribution and long-term trends

M. Kozubek et al.

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The main goal of this paper is to show the geographical distribution of meridional wind for several reanalyses and to analyse the wind trends in different areas. We show two areas (100°E-160°E and 140°W-80°W) where the meridional wind is as strong as zonal wind (which is normally dominant in the stratosphere). The trends of meridional wind are significant mostly at 99% level in these areas and insignificant outside. The problem with zonal averages could affect the results.
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