Articles | Volume 16, issue 18
Research article
20 Sep 2016
Research article |  | 20 Sep 2016

The tropical tropopause inversion layer: variability and modulation by equatorial waves

Robin Pilch Kedzierski, Katja Matthes, and Karl Bumke


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AR by Robin Pilch Kedzierski on behalf of the Authors (03 Jun 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 Jun 2016) by Peter Haynes
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (30 Jun 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (02 Jul 2016)
RR by Joowan Kim (05 Jul 2016)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (19 Jul 2016) by Peter Haynes
AR by Robin Pilch Kedzierski on behalf of the Authors (28 Jul 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (14 Aug 2016) by Peter Haynes
Short summary
This study provides a detailed overview of the daily variability of the tropopause inversion layer (TIL) in the tropics, where TIL research had focused little. The vertical and horizontal structures of this atmospheric layer are described and linked to near-tropopause horizontal wind divergence, the QBO and especially to equatorial waves. Our results increase the knowledge about the observed properties of the tropical TIL, mainly using satellite GPS radio-occultation measurements.
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