thank you for considering my previous comments. I am pleased with the revised version of the manuscript. In particular, with the better linking to previous results in the published literature especially within the updated discussion section and the conclusions, which was my major concern with the publication. However, I still would like to see some minor (and in part technical) corrections before the manuscript can be published from my point of view. The corresponding comments are given below. Here, the page, line and figure numbers are those of the ACPD version of the manuscript. If (R1) is appended the numbers refer to the revised version.
Additional minor comments:
Figure A1 (R1): Revise the figure caption. Remove that the trajectories are started on "18 August 2008".
P1 L17: Please clarify which conditions you mean with: "...under these conditions."
These comments refer to my previous comments on the ACPD version of the manuscript and are listed in the respective section.
Regarding previous "General comments":
P19 L24 (R1): Upward transport in the edge region is clear at 440K from Fig.8 (R1). If only 440K is meant then write at 440K.
Thank you for your comment. Please, consider to add parts of your clarification regarding the transport on the eastern and western side of the anticyclone above and below the tropopause to the revised manuscript.
Regarding previous "Specific comments":
P3 L7-10: Thank you for the revision...However, I am sorry, but I cannot find this relation in the reference you have given! I see anomalous positive rainfall over India associated with La Nina (during summer) and also with additional La Nina conditions in the winter before (blue bars) in Fig. 1 c)-h) of Chakraborty, (2018). As this is not key to your analysis consider to cut this part regarding rainfall and ENSO...
P5 L3-5: Thank you for the clarification. I agree that the impact could be small and that other uncertainties might be more important. However, I still think that this relation (the equality) only holds during mixing time steps, i.e. time steps of tracer initialisation.
P9 L26-27: I think it would be beneficial to also relate to the findings of Pan et al. (2016) here!
P11 L5: You are releasing trajectories in a broad box not only within the anticyclone. Please consider my previous comment!
P11 L14: I do not think, that the studies by Randel et al. (2010) and Ploeger et al. (2017) make any claim to the homogeneity of the uplift. Please check if this is meant and stated in these references and revise accordingly.
P14 L6-8: Thank you for the clarification. Please consider to also add the reference to Vogel et al. (2015) in the revised manuscript.
Regarding previous "Minor suggestions/corrections":
To 1 and 2: I am sorry, I can not see any changes here. Please consider to include my previous suggestions, especially the second one.
To 3: consider to cut "the most" (cf. Conclusion of Mason and Anderson, 1963)
To 10: P13 L1 (R1): this should read "...transport of...." ("of" is missing)
To 12: switch "the" and "tropical"
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