Articles | Volume 18, issue 7
Research article
03 Apr 2018
Research article |  | 03 Apr 2018

Effects of convective ice evaporation on interannual variability of tropical tropopause layer water vapor

Hao Ye, Andrew E. Dessler, and Wandi Yu


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AR by Hao Ye on behalf of the Authors (11 Jan 2018)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 Jan 2018) by Eric Jensen
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (30 Jan 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (04 Feb 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (06 Feb 2018) by Eric Jensen
AR by Hao Ye on behalf of the Authors (12 Feb 2018)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (25 Feb 2018) by Eric Jensen
AR by Hao Ye on behalf of the Authors (01 Mar 2018)  Manuscript 
Short summary
The deep convection in tropics can inject cloud ice into tropical tropopause layer (TTL), which moistens and increases water vapor there. We primarily study the spatial distribution of impacts from several physical processes on TTL water vapor from observations and trajectory model simulations. The analysis shows the potential moistening impact from evaporation of cloud ice on TTL water vapor. A chemistry–climate model is used to confirm the impact from evaporation of convective ice.
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