Articles | Volume 19, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 9469–9484, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-9469-2019

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 9469–9484, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-9469-2019

Research article 26 Jul 2019

Research article | 26 Jul 2019

On the representation of major stratospheric warmings in reanalyses

Blanca Ayarzagüena et al.

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Sudden stratospheric warmings (SSWs) are abrupt rises in the wintertime polar stratosphere that also affect the troposphere. Their study is hampered by the limited observations in the stratosphere and mostly relies on reanalyses, i.e., models that include observations. Here we compare the representation of SSWs by the most used reanalyses. SSW results are consistent across reanalyses but some differences are found, in particular before the satellite era.
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