Articles | Volume 17, issue 11
Research article
08 Jun 2017
Research article |  | 08 Jun 2017

Secondary ozone peaks in the troposphere over the Himalayas

Narendra Ojha, Andrea Pozzer, Dimitris Akritidis, and Jos Lelieveld


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AR by Narendra Ojha on behalf of the Authors (25 Mar 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Apr 2017) by Federico Fierli
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (05 May 2017)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (05 May 2017) by Federico Fierli
AR by Narendra Ojha on behalf of the Authors (08 May 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
We investigate the processes, frequency of occurrence and seasonality, and effects of strongly enhanced ozone layers in the middle–upper troposphere (SOPs) over the Himalayas using a global model (EMAC). Rapid transport of stratospheric air masses is found as a key underlying process. Model predicts more frequent SOP events during the pre-monsoon. SOPs are found to significantly enhance the tropospheric ozone column over the Himalayas.
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