Articles | Volume 18, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 6637–6659, 2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 6637–6659, 2018
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 et al.

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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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