Articles | Volume 17, issue 11
Research article
14 Jun 2017
Research article |  | 14 Jun 2017

Quantifying pollution transport from the Asian monsoon anticyclone into the lower stratosphere

Felix Ploeger, Paul Konopka, Kaley Walker, and Martin Riese


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AR by Felix Ploeger on behalf of the Authors (02 May 2017)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (16 May 2017) by William Lahoz (deceased)
AR by Felix Ploeger on behalf of the Authors (17 May 2017)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Pollution transport from the surface to the stratosphere within the Asian summer monsoon circulation may cause harmful effects on stratospheric chemistry and climate. We investigate air mass transport from the monsoon anticyclone into the stratosphere, combining model simulations with satellite trace gas measurements. We show evidence for two transport pathways from the monsoon: (i) into the tropical stratosphere and (ii) into the Northern Hemisphere extratropical lower stratosphere.
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