Articles | Volume 18, issue 18
Research article
25 Sep 2018
Research article |  | 25 Sep 2018

Reanalysis intercomparisons of stratospheric polar processing diagnostics

Zachary D. Lawrence, Gloria L. Manney, and Krzysztof Wargan


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AR by Gloria Manney on behalf of the Authors (01 Aug 2018)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 Aug 2018) by William Lahoz (deceased)
RR by Simon Chabrillat (07 Aug 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (21 Aug 2018)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (23 Aug 2018) by William Lahoz (deceased)
AR by Gloria Manney on behalf of the Authors (29 Aug 2018)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Stratospheric polar processing diagnostics are compared in both hemispheres for four recent high-resolution reanalyses. Temperature-based diagnostics show largest differences before 1999 in the Antarctic; agreement becomes much better thereafter, when the reanalysis inputs include higher-resolution satellite radiances. Recommendations for usage of reanalysis data in research studies are given based on the differences among the reanalyses, which can be substantial and difficult to interpret.
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