Articles | Volume 17, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 3445–3452, 2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 3445–3452, 2017

Research article 10 Mar 2017

Research article | 10 Mar 2017

An Atlantic streamer in stratospheric ozone observations and SD-WACCM simulation data

Klemens Hocke et al.

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Observation and simulation show an Atlantic ozone streamer along the edge region of the polar vortex in the northern middle stratosphere during winter. The Atlantic streamer has wind speeds of about 100 m/s and turns equatorward at a vortex erosion region. We compare the fields of stratospheric ozone and water vapour from ground- and space-based microwave radiometry and SD-WACCM simulations for a better understanding of non-linear transport processes in the middle atmosphere.
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