Articles | Volume 21, issue 19
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, Ralf Weigel, Francesco Cairo, Jean-Paul Vernier, Armin Afchine, Martina Krämer, Valentin Mitev, Renaud Matthey, Silvia Viciani, Francesco D'Amato, Felix Ploeger, Terry Deshler, and Stephan Borrmann


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
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).
Final-revised paper