Articles | Volume 18, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 15937–15957, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-15937-2018

Special issue: StratoClim stratospheric and upper tropospheric processes...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 15937–15957, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-15937-2018
Research article
07 Nov 2018
Research article | 07 Nov 2018

Balloon-borne measurements of temperature, water vapor, ozone and aerosol backscatter on the southern slopes of the Himalayas during StratoClim 2016–2017

Simone Brunamonti et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (24 Sep 2018) by Farahnaz Khosrawi
AR by Simone Brunamonti on behalf of the Authors (04 Oct 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (09 Oct 2018) by Farahnaz Khosrawi
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Based on balloon-borne measurements performed in India and Nepal in 2016–2017, we infer the vertical distributions of water vapor, ozone and aerosols in the atmosphere, from the surface to 30 km altitude. Our measurements show that the atmospheric dynamics of the Asian summer monsoon system over the polluted Indian subcontinent lead to increased concentrations of water vapor and aerosols in the high atmosphere (approximately 14–20 km altitude), which can have an important effect on climate.
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