Articles | Volume 19, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 5661–5678, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-5661-2019

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 5661–5678, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-5661-2019
Research article
30 Apr 2019
Research article | 30 Apr 2019

Global tropopause altitudes in radiosondes and reanalyses

Tao Xian and Cameron R. Homeyer

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Global characteristics and trends in the tropopause (the boundary between troposphere and stratosphere) over a 35-year period (1981–2015) are evaluated using both observations and models. The use of two coordinate systems reveals previously undiagnosed changes in the tropopause altitude within the tropics and extratropics and these results have important implications for studies of climate and atmospheric composition (especially that related to stratosphere–troposphere exchange).
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