Articles | Volume 17, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 13283–13295, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-13283-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 13283–13295, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-13283-2017

Research article 09 Nov 2017

Research article | 09 Nov 2017

Contributions of the troposphere and stratosphere to CH4 model biases

Zhiting Wang et al.

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AR by Zhiting Wang on behalf of the Authors (31 Mar 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (12 May 2017) by Ilse Aben
AR by Zhiting Wang on behalf of the Authors (12 May 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 May 2017) by Ilse Aben
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (28 May 2017)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (20 Jun 2017) by Ilse Aben
AR by Zhiting Wang on behalf of the Authors (10 Jul 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (12 Jul 2017) by Ilse Aben
AR by Zhiting Wang on behalf of the Authors (14 Jul 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Jul 2017) by Ilse Aben
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (21 Jul 2017)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (21 Jul 2017) by Ilse Aben
AR by Zhiting Wang on behalf of the Authors (12 Sep 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (03 Oct 2017) by Ilse Aben
AR by Zhiting Wang on behalf of the Authors (05 Oct 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
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In this paper we separate the biases of atmospheric methane models into stratospheric and tropospheric parts. It is observed in other studies that simulated total columns of atmospheric methane present a latitudinal bias compared to measurements. The latitudinal gradients are considered to be from the stratosphere. However, our results show that the latitudinal biases could come from the troposphere in two of three models evaluated in this study.
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