Articles | Volume 19, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 5511–5528, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-5511-2019

Special issue: Chemistry–Climate Modelling Initiative (CCMI) (ACP/AMT/ESSD/GMD...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 5511–5528, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-5511-2019

Research article 26 Apr 2019

Research article | 26 Apr 2019

Large-scale transport into the Arctic: the roles of the midlatitude jet and the Hadley Cell

Huang Yang et al.

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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (08 Jan 2019)  Author's response
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (28 Feb 2019) by Peter Hess
AR by Huang Yang on behalf of the Authors (10 Mar 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (26 Mar 2019) by Peter Hess
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We evaluate the performance of a suite of models in simulating the large-scale transport from the northern midlatitudes to the Arctic using a CO-like idealized tracer. We find a large multi-model spread of the Arctic concentration of this CO-like tracer that is well correlated with the differences in the location of the midlatitude jet as well as the northern Hadley Cell edge. Our results suggest the Hadley Cell is key and zonal-mean transport by surface meridional flow needs better constraint.
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