Articles | Volume 17, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 855–866, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-855-2017

Special issue: The SPARC Reanalysis Intercomparison Project (S-RIP) (ACP/ESSD...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 855–866, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-855-2017

Research article 19 Jan 2017

Research article | 19 Jan 2017

A comparison of Loon balloon observations and stratospheric reanalysis products

Leon S. Friedrich et al.

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (13 Dec 2016) by Peter Haynes
AR by Adrian McDonald on behalf of the Authors (21 Dec 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Information from long-duration balloons flying in the Southern Hemisphere stratosphere during 2014 as part of X Project Loon are used to assess the quality of a number of different reanalyses. This work assesses the potential of the X Project Loon observations to validate outputs from the reanalysis models. In particular, we examined how the model winds compared with those derived from the balloon GPS information. We also examined simulated trajectories compared with the true trajectories.
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