Articles | Volume 15, issue 6
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, A. E. Dessler, M. R. Schoeberl, W. J. Randel, and J.-E. Kim


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (12 Mar 2015)  Author's response
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (12 Mar 2015) by Patrick Jöckel
AR by Tao Wang on behalf of the Authors (13 Mar 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (17 Mar 2015) by Patrick Jöckel
Short summary
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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