Articles | Volume 19, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 2749–2764, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-2749-2019

Special issue: The SPARC Reanalysis Intercomparison Project (S-RIP) (ACP/ESSD...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 2749–2764, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-2749-2019

Research article 04 Mar 2019

Research article | 04 Mar 2019

On the value of reanalyses prior to 1979 for dynamical studies of stratosphere–troposphere coupling

Peter Hitchcock

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Studies of the dynamics of stratosphere–troposphere coupling benefit from long observational records in order to distinguish common dynamical features from unrelated atmospheric variability. On the basis of a comparison between a range of reanalysis products, this study argues that the period from 1958 to 1979 is of significant value in the Northern Hemisphere for this purpose, despite the lack of global satellite records.
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