Articles | Volume 19, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 6085–6105, 2019

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 6085–6105, 2019

Research article 08 May 2019

Research article | 08 May 2019

How robust are stratospheric age of air trends from different reanalyses?

Felix Ploeger et al.


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ED: Publish as is (16 Apr 2019) by Gabriele Stiller
Short summary
We analyse the change in the circulation of the middle atmosphere based on current generation meteorological reanalysis data sets. We find that long-term changes from 1989 to 2015 are similar for the chosen reanalyses, mainly resembling the forced response in climate model simulations to climate change. For shorter periods circulation changes are less robust, and the representation of decadal variability appears to be a major uncertainty for modelling the circulation of the middle atmosphere.
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