Articles | Volume 18, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 5089–5113, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-5089-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 5089–5113, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-5089-2018

Research article 16 Apr 2018

Research article | 16 Apr 2018

A climatology of polar stratospheric cloud composition between 2002 and 2012 based on MIPAS/Envisat observations

Reinhold Spang et al.

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This paper represents an unprecedented pole-covering day- and nighttime climatology of the polar stratospheric clouds (PSCs) based on satellite measurements, their spatial distribution, and composition of different particle types. The climatology has a high potential for the validation and improvement of PSC schemes in chemical transport and chemistry–climate models, which is important for a better prediction of future polar ozone loss in a changing climate.
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