Articles | Volume 18, issue 9
Research article
09 May 2018
Research article |  | 09 May 2018

Radiative effects of ozone waves on the Northern Hemisphere polar vortex and its modulation by the QBO

Vered Silverman, Nili Harnik, Katja Matthes, Sandro W. Lubis, and Sebastian Wahl


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AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (29 Dec 2017)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Jan 2018) by William Ward
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (10 Jan 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (20 Feb 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (05 Mar 2018) by William Ward
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (16 Mar 2018)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (18 Mar 2018) by William Ward
Short summary
This study provides a quantified and mechanistic understanding of the radiative effects of ozone waves on the NH stratosphere. In particular, we find these effects to influence the seasonal evolution of the midlatitude QBO signal (Holton–Tan effect), which is important for getting realistic dynamical interactions in climate models. We also provide a synoptic view on the evolution of the seasonal development of the Holton–Tan effect by looking at the life cycle of upward-propagating waves.
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