Articles | Volume 17, issue 9
Research article
08 May 2017
Research article |  | 08 May 2017

The radiative role of ozone and water vapour in the annual temperature cycle in the tropical tropopause layer

Alison Ming, Amanda C. Maycock, Peter Hitchcock, and Peter Haynes


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AR by Alison Ming on behalf of the Authors (06 Mar 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Mar 2017) by Qiang Fu
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (15 Mar 2017)
RR by Susan Solomon (27 Mar 2017)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (28 Mar 2017) by Qiang Fu
AR by Alison Ming on behalf of the Authors (07 Apr 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (13 Apr 2017) by Qiang Fu
Short summary
This work quantifies the contribution of the seasonal changes in ozone and water vapour to the temperature cycle in a region of the atmosphere about ~ 18 km up in the tropics (the lower stratosphere). This region is important because most of the air entering the stratosphere does so through this region and temperature fluctuations there influence how much water vapour enters the stratosphere and hence the properties of the stratosphere.
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