Articles | Volume 18, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 13547–13579, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-13547-2018

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 13547–13579, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-13547-2018

Research article 25 Sep 2018

Research article | 25 Sep 2018

Reanalysis intercomparisons of stratospheric polar processing diagnostics

Zachary D. Lawrence et al.

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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
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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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