Articles | Volume 18, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 2999–3026, 2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 2999–3026, 2018

Research article 02 Mar 2018

Research article | 02 Mar 2018

Extraction of wind and temperature information from hybrid 4D-Var assimilation of stratospheric ozone using NAVGEM

Douglas R. Allen et al.


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AR by Douglas Allen on behalf of the Authors (10 Jan 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 Jan 2018) by William Lahoz (deceased)
RR by Alan Geer (29 Jan 2018)
RR by Thomas Milewski (29 Jan 2018)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (30 Jan 2018) by William Lahoz (deceased)
Short summary
This study examines whether ozone data in the stratosphere (10–50 km altitude) can be used to benefit weather forecasts. The approach involves creating simulated ozone data and assimilating these into the US Navy's global weather model. Key findings are that assimilation of dense and accurate ozone data markedly benefits winds and temperature. However, the benefit is small when realistic ozone data are assimilated along with currently available microwave and infrared sounding measurements.
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