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ACP | Articles | Volume 19, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 6459–6479, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-6459-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 6459–6479, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-6459-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 16 May 2019

Research article | 16 May 2019

Ice injected into the tropopause by deep convection – Part 1: In the austral convective tropics

Iris-Amata Dion et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (18 Mar 2019) by Rolf Müller
AR by Iris-Amata Dion on behalf of the Authors (21 Mar 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (17 Apr 2019) by Rolf Müller
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Water vapour and ice cirrus clouds near the tropical tropopause layer (TTL) have a strong radiative impact on climate. Based on space-borne observations, we have developed a model linking ice in the upper troposphere from the Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) to precipitation in the troposphere from the Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM). Our study quantifies the amount of ice injected into the TTL by deep convection over tropical lands and oceans by investigating the diurnal cycle of ice.
Water vapour and ice cirrus clouds near the tropical tropopause layer (TTL) have a strong...
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