Articles | Volume 16, issue 4
Research article
03 Mar 2016
Research article |  | 03 Mar 2016

Transport pathways from the Asian monsoon anticyclone to the stratosphere

Hella Garny and William J. Randel


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Short summary
We investigate the fate of air that originates in the monsoon region in the upper troposphere, where it was transported to by convection. We find that almost half of the air parcels released in the monsoon region in the upper troposphere reach the stratosphere within 60 days, and most ascend to the tropical lower stratosphere. This suggests that trace gases, including pollutants, that are transported into the stratosphere via the Asian monsoon are in a position to enter the deep stratosphere.
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