Articles | Volume 17, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 5677–5701, 2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 5677–5701, 2017

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 et al.

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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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