Articles | Volume 20, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 753–770, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-753-2020

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 753–770, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-753-2020

Research article 22 Jan 2020

Research article | 22 Jan 2020

Temperature and tropopause characteristics from reanalyses data in the tropical tropopause layer

Susann Tegtmeier et al.

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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Susann Tegtmeier on behalf of the Authors (24 Oct 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (26 Oct 2019) by Peter Haynes
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (30 Oct 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (30 Oct 2019) by Peter Haynes
AR by Susann Tegtmeier on behalf of the Authors (04 Nov 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Susann Tegtmeier on behalf of the Authors (13 Dec 2019)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (22 Dec 2019) by Peter Haynes
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The tropical tropopause layer is an important atmospheric region right in between the troposphere and the stratosphere. We evaluate the representation of this layer in reanalyses data sets, which create a complete picture of the state of Earth's atmosphere using atmospheric modeling and available observations. The recent reanalyses show realistic temperatures in the tropical tropopause layer. However, where the temperature is lowest, the so-called cold point, the reanalyses are too cold.
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