Articles | Volume 21, issue 19
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 15259–15282, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-15259-2021

Special issue: StratoClim stratospheric and upper tropospheric processes...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 15259–15282, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-15259-2021

Research article 13 Oct 2021

Research article | 13 Oct 2021

The Asian tropopause aerosol layer within the 2017 monsoon anticyclone: microphysical properties derived from aircraft-borne in situ measurements

Christoph Mahnke et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2020-1241', Anonymous Referee #1, 26 Feb 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2020-1241', Anonymous Referee #2, 26 Jun 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2020-1241', Christoph Mahnke, 15 Sep 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Christoph Mahnke on behalf of the Authors (15 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (16 Sep 2021) by Paola Formenti
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Short summary
In 2017, in situ aerosol measurements were conducted aboard the M55 Geophysica in the Asian monsoon region. The vertical particle mixing ratio profiles show a distinct layer (15–18.5 km), the Asian tropopause aerosol layer (ATAL). The backscatter ratio (BR) was calculated based on the aerosol size distributions and compared with the BRs detected by a backscatter probe and a lidar aboard M55, and by the CALIOP lidar. All four methods show enhanced BRs in the ATAL altitude range (max. at 17.5 km).
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