Articles | Volume 20, issue 22
Research article
24 Nov 2020
Research article |  | 24 Nov 2020

Strong day-to-day variability of the Asian Tropopause Aerosol Layer (ATAL) in August 2016 at the Himalayan foothills

Sreeharsha Hanumanthu, Bärbel Vogel, Rolf Müller, Simone Brunamonti, Suvarna Fadnavis, Dan Li, Peter Ölsner, Manish Naja, Bhupendra Bahadur Singh, Kunchala Ravi Kumar, Sunil Sonbawne, Hannu Jauhiainen, Holger Vömel, Beiping Luo, Teresa Jorge, Frank G. Wienhold, Ruud Dirkson, and Thomas Peter


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AR by Bärbel Vogel on behalf of the Authors (03 Sep 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (21 Sep 2020) by Gabriele Stiller
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (02 Oct 2020)
ED: Publish as is (02 Oct 2020) by Gabriele Stiller
AR by Bärbel Vogel on behalf of the Authors (05 Oct 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
During boreal summer, anthropogenic sources yield the Asian Tropopause Aerosol Layer (ATAL), found in Asia between about 13 and 18 km altitude. Balloon-borne measurements of the ATAL conducted in northern India in 2016 show the strong variability of the ATAL. To explain its observed variability, model simulations are performed to deduce the origin of air masses on the Earth's surface, which is important to develop recommendations for regulations of anthropogenic surface emissions of the ATAL.
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