Articles | Volume 19, issue 24
Research article
20 Dec 2019
Research article |  | 20 Dec 2019

The efficiency of transport into the stratosphere via the Asian and North American summer monsoon circulations

Xiaolu Yan, Paul Konopka, Felix Ploeger, Aurélien Podglajen, Jonathon S. Wright, Rolf Müller, and Martin Riese


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ED: Publish as is (25 Nov 2019) by Martin Dameris
Short summary
The Asian and North American summer monsoons (ASM and NASM) have considerable influence on stratospheric chemistry and physics. More air mass is transported from the monsoon regions to the tropical stratosphere when the tracers are released clearly below the tropopause than when they are released close to the tropopause. Results for different altitudes of air origin reveal two transport pathways (monsoon and tropical) from the upper troposphere over the monsoon regions to the tropical pipe.
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