Articles | Volume 21, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 17927–17951, 2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 17927–17951, 2021
Research article
07 Dec 2021
Research article | 07 Dec 2021

Observation and modeling of high-7Be concentration events at the surface in northern Europe associated with the instability of the Arctic polar vortex in early 2003

Erika Brattich et al.

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In this study we analyse the output of a chemistry and transport model together with observations of different meteorological and compositional variables to demonstrate the link between sudden stratospheric warming and transport of stratospheric air to the surface in the subpolar regions of Europe during the cold season. Our findings have particular implications for atmospheric composition since climate projections indicate more frequent sudden stratospheric warming under a warmer climate.
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