Articles | Volume 17, issue 20
Research article
26 Oct 2017
Research article |  | 26 Oct 2017

Assessment of upper tropospheric and stratospheric water vapor and ozone in reanalyses as part of S-RIP

Sean M. Davis, Michaela I. Hegglin, Masatomo Fujiwara, Rossana Dragani, Yayoi Harada, Chiaki Kobayashi, Craig Long, Gloria L. Manney, Eric R. Nash, Gerald L. Potter, Susann Tegtmeier, Tao Wang, Krzysztof Wargan, and Jonathon S. Wright


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AR by Sean Davis on behalf of the Authors (23 Aug 2017)  Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (11 Sep 2017) by Gabriele Stiller
AR by Sean Davis on behalf of the Authors (19 Sep 2017)
Short summary
Ozone and water vapor in the stratosphere are important gases that affect surface climate and absorb incoming solar ultraviolet radiation. These gases are represented in reanalyses, which create a complete picture of the state of Earth's atmosphere using limited observations. We evaluate reanalysis water vapor and ozone fidelity by intercomparing them, and comparing them to independent observations. Generally reanalyses do a good job at representing ozone, but have problems with water vapor.
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