Articles | Volume 17, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 4337–4353, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-4337-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 4337–4353, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-4337-2017

Research article 30 Mar 2017

Research article | 30 Mar 2017

Role of vertical and horizontal mixing in the tape recorder signal near the tropical tropopause

Anne A. Glanville and Thomas Birner

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AR by Thomas Birner on behalf of the Authors (02 Aug 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Aug 2016) by Rolf Müller
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (26 Aug 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (07 Sep 2016)
RR by Timothy J. Dunkerton (25 Oct 2016)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (28 Oct 2016) by Rolf Müller
AR by Thomas Birner on behalf of the Authors (22 Dec 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Jan 2017) by Rolf Müller
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (12 Jan 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (12 Jan 2017)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (28 Feb 2017) by Rolf Müller
AR by Thomas Birner on behalf of the Authors (05 Mar 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (06 Mar 2017) by Rolf Müller
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Nearly all air enters the stratosphere through the tropical tropopause, which exerts a control on stratospheric chemistry and climate. By combining satellite observations with a simple 1-D transport model, we study the roles of vertical and horizontal mixing in transport near the tropical tropopause. We find that vertical mixing may play a more significant role than previously assumed, which is potentially as important as slow vertical transport by the residual mass circulation.
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