Articles | Volume 20, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 12499–12514, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-12499-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 12499–12514, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-12499-2020

Research article 31 Oct 2020

Research article | 31 Oct 2020

Influence of gravity wave temperature anomalies and their vertical gradients on cirrus clouds in the tropical tropopause layer – a satellite-based view

Kai-Wei Chang and Tristan L'Ecuyer

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AR by Kai-Wei Chang on behalf of the Authors (21 Jul 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 Jul 2020) by Michael Pitts
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (11 Aug 2020)
RR by Aurélien Podglajen (13 Aug 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (24 Aug 2020) by Michael Pitts
AR by Kai-Wei Chang on behalf of the Authors (27 Aug 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (16 Sep 2020) by Michael Pitts
AR by Kai-Wei Chang on behalf of the Authors (16 Sep 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
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High-altitude clouds in the tropics that reside in the transition layer between the troposphere and stratosphere are important as they influence the amount of water vapor going into the stratosphere. Waves in the atmosphere can influence the temperature and form these high-altitude cirrus clouds. We use satellite observations to explore the connection between atmospheric waves and clouds and show that cirrus clouds occurrence and properties are closely correlated with waves.
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