Articles | Volume 19, issue 10
Research article
29 May 2019
Research article |  | 29 May 2019

Implication of strongly increased atmospheric methane concentrations for chemistry–climate connections

Franziska Winterstein, Fabian Tanalski, Patrick Jöckel, Martin Dameris, and Michael Ponater


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AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (13 May 2019)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (13 May 2019) by Andreas Hofzumahaus
AR by Patrick Jöckel on behalf of the Authors (14 May 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
The atmospheric concentrations of the anthropogenic greenhouse gas methane are predicted to rise in the future. In this paper we investigate how very strong methane concentrations will impact the atmosphere. We analyse two experiments, one with doubled and one with quintupled methane concentrations and focus on the rapid atmospheric changes before the ocean adjusts to the induced forcing. In particular these are changes in temperature, ozone, the hydroxyl radical and stratospheric water vapour.
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