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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4217–4228, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4217-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4217–4228, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4217-2018

Research article 28 Mar 2018

Research article | 28 Mar 2018

The role of the winter residual circulation in the summer mesopause regions in WACCM

Maartje Sanne Kuilman and Bodil Karlsson

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In this study, we investigate the role of the winter residual circulation in the summer mesopause region using the Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model. In addition, we study the role of the summer stratosphere in shaping the conditions of the summer polar mesosphere. We strengthen the evidence that the variability in the summer mesopause region is mainly driven by changes in the summer mesosphere rather than in the summer stratosphere.
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