Articles | Volume 16, issue 5
Research article
15 Mar 2016
Research article |  | 15 Mar 2016

Convective sources of trajectories traversing the tropical tropopause layer

Ann-Sophie Tissier and Bernard Legras


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AR by Ann-Sophie Tissier on behalf of the Authors (21 Dec 2015)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Jan 2016) by Peter Haynes
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (19 Jan 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (21 Jan 2016)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (30 Jan 2016) by Peter Haynes
AR by Ann-Sophie Tissier on behalf of the Authors (09 Feb 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (26 Feb 2016) by Peter Haynes
Short summary
Transit properties across the TTL are studied using forward and backward Lagrangian trajectories between cloud tops and the reference surface 380 K. The tropical domain is subdivided into 11 subregions according to the distribution of land and convection. Due to the good agreement between forward and backward statistics, we estimate the contribution of each region to the upward mass flux across the 380 K surface, the vertical distribution of convective sources and of transit times over 2005–2008.
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