Articles | Volume 20, issue 1
Research article
06 Jan 2020
Research article |  | 06 Jan 2020

Very high stratospheric influence observed in the free troposphere over the northern Alps – just a local phenomenon?

Thomas Trickl, Hannes Vogelmann, Ludwig Ries, and Michael Sprenger


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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (02 Dec 2019) by Evangelos Gerasopoulos
Short summary
Ozone transfer from the stratosphere to the troposphere seems to to have grown over the past decade, parallel to global warming. Lidar measurements, carried out in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, between 2007 and 2016 show a considerable stratospheric influence in the free troposphere over these sites, with observations of stratospheric layers in the troposphere on 84 % of the measurement days. This high fraction is almost reached also in North America, but frequently not throughout the year.
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