Articles | Volume 19, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 543–563, 2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 543–563, 2019
Research article
14 Jan 2019
Research article | 14 Jan 2019

Lagrangian simulation of ice particles and resulting dehydration in the polar winter stratosphere

Ines Tritscher et al.

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We present Lagrangian simulations of polar stratospheric clouds (PSCs) for the Arctic winter 2009/2010 and the Antarctic winter 2011 using the Chemical Lagrangian Model of the Stratosphere (CLaMS). The paper comprises a detailed model description with ice PSCs and related dehydration being the focus of this study. Comparisons between our simulations and observations from different satellites on season-long and vortex-wide scales as well as for single PSC events show an overall good agreement.
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