Articles | Volume 17, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 1313–1327, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-1313-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 1313–1327, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-1313-2017

Research article 30 Jan 2017

Research article | 30 Jan 2017

Time-varying changes in the simulated structure of the Brewer–Dobson Circulation

Chaim I. Garfinkel et al.

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AR by Chaim Garfinkel on behalf of the Authors (26 Oct 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Nov 2016) by Gabriele Stiller
RR by Anonymous Referee #5 (20 Dec 2016)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (22 Dec 2016) by Gabriele Stiller
AR by Chaim Garfinkel on behalf of the Authors (26 Dec 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (04 Jan 2017) by Gabriele Stiller
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Previous work has noted a discrepancy between models and observations in trends of the large-scale overturning circulation in the stratosphere. Here, we show that a model can simulate trends that are reminiscent of those observed, including space- and time-varying trends in different regions of the stratosphere. We therefore clarify that the statement that is often made that models simulate an accelerated circulation only applies over long time periods and is not true for the past 25 years.
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