Articles | Volume 18, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4597–4615, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4597-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4597–4615, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4597-2018

Research article 05 Apr 2018

Research article | 05 Apr 2018

Nonlinear response of tropical lower-stratospheric temperature and water vapor to ENSO

Chaim I. Garfinkel et al.

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AR by Chaim Garfinkel on behalf of the Authors (23 Oct 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Nov 2017) by Peter Haynes
RR by Stephan Fueglistaler (27 Nov 2017)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (21 Jan 2018) by Peter Haynes
AR by Chaim Garfinkel on behalf of the Authors (04 Feb 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (17 Feb 2018) by Peter Haynes
AR by Chaim Garfinkel on behalf of the Authors (22 Feb 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (06 Mar 2018) by Peter Haynes
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Short summary
The impact of El Niño in the lower stratosphere is nonlinear in spring. While moderate El Niño events lead to cooling in this region, strong El Niño events appear to lead to warming, and hence the water vapor response is nonlinear too. The net effect is that strong El Nino events, such as in 1997/1998 and 2015/2016, lead to qualitatively different water vapor impacts as compared to moderate El Nino events.
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