Articles | Volume 16, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 14563–14584, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-14563-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 14563–14584, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-14563-2016

Research article 23 Nov 2016

Research article | 23 Nov 2016

Direct inversion of circulation and mixing from tracer measurements – Part 1: Method

Thomas von Clarmann and Udo Grabowski

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RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (31 Oct 2016)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (31 Oct 2016) by Jens-Uwe Grooß
Short summary
We present a method which uses global measurements of stable stratospheric trace species to infer stratospheric circulation. This method finds the circulation vectors which best satisfy the continuity equation for the given measurements. Some of the main disadvantages of more conventional methods are avoided. As a proof of concept, this method has been applied to measurements from the MIPAS instrument. Its adequacy has been proven since the inferred circulation shows the expected features.
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