Articles | Volume 15, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 3517–3526, 2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 3517–3526, 2015
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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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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