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Volume 15, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 3517–3526, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-3517-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 3517–3526, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-3517-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 31 Mar 2015

Research article | 31 Mar 2015

The impact of temperature vertical structure on trajectory modeling of stratospheric water vapor

T. Wang et al.

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ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (12 Mar 2015) by Patrick Jöckel
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ED: Publish as is (17 Mar 2015) by Patrick Jöckel
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We investigated the impacts of vertical temperature structures on trajectory simulations of stratospheric dehydration and water vapor by using 1) MERRA temperatures on model levels; 2) GPS temperatures at finer vertical resolutions; and 3) adjusted MERRA temperatures with finer vertical structures induced by waves. We show that despite the fact that temperatures at finer vertical structures tend to dry air by 0.1-0.3ppmv, the interannual variability in different runs is essentially the same.
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