Articles | Volume 17, issue 9
Research article
16 May 2017
Research article |  | 16 May 2017

Trace gas composition in the Asian summer monsoon anticyclone: a case study based on aircraft observations and model simulations

Klaus-D. Gottschaldt, Hans Schlager, Robert Baumann, Heiko Bozem, Veronika Eyring, Peter Hoor, Patrick Jöckel, Tina Jurkat, Christiane Voigt, Andreas Zahn, and Helmut Ziereis


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AR by Klaus-Dirk Gottschaldt on behalf of the Authors (08 Mar 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Mar 2017) by Marc von Hobe
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (20 Mar 2017)
ED: Publish as is (21 Mar 2017) by Marc von Hobe
Short summary
We present upper-tropospheric trace gas measurements in the Asian summer monsoon anticyclone, obtained with the HALO research aircraft in September 2012. The anticyclone is one of the largest atmospheric features on Earth, but many aspects of it are not well understood. With the help of model simulations we find that entrainments from the tropopause region and the lower troposphere, combined with photochemistry and dynamical instabilities, can explain the observations.
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