Articles | Volume 15, issue 17
Research article
02 Sep 2015
Research article |  | 02 Sep 2015

Is there a solar signal in lower stratospheric water vapour?

T. Schieferdecker, S. Lossow, G. P. Stiller, and T. von Clarmann


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AR by Thomas von Clarmann on behalf of the Authors (06 Aug 2015)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Aug 2015) by Martin Dameris
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (17 Aug 2015)
ED: Publish as is (18 Aug 2015) by Martin Dameris
AR by Thomas von Clarmann on behalf of the Authors (20 Aug 2015)  Manuscript 
Short summary
A merged data set of HALOE and MIPAS lower stratospheric water vapour has been constructed. Multivariate linear regression shows that the merged time series can best be explained if a proxy for the 11-year solar cycle is considered. The amplitude of the solar cycle signal in water vapour is slightly higher than that which can be explained by the known solar cycle variation of cold-point temperatures.
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