Articles | Volume 19, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 5269–5291, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-5269-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 5269–5291, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-5269-2019

Research article 17 Apr 2019

Research article | 17 Apr 2019

Deriving stratospheric age of air spectra using an idealized set of chemically active trace gases

Marius Hauck et al.

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AR by Marius Hauck on behalf of the Authors (15 Jan 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Jan 2019) by Rolf Müller
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (05 Feb 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (10 Feb 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (19 Feb 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (06 Mar 2019) by Rolf Müller
AR by Marius Hauck on behalf of the Authors (08 Mar 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (18 Mar 2019) by Rolf Müller
AR by Marius Hauck on behalf of the Authors (18 Mar 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
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The paper presents a modified method to invert mixing ratios of chemically active tracers into stratospheric age spectra. It features an imposed seasonal cycle to include transport seasonality into the spectra. An idealized set of tracers from a model is used as proof of concept and results are in good agreement with the model reference, except for the lowermost stratosphere. Applicability is studied with focus on number of tracers and error tolerance, providing a starting point for future work.
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