Articles | Volume 21, issue 24
Research article
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21 Dec 2021
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 21 Dec 2021

A simple model of ozone–temperature coupling in the tropical lower stratosphere

William J. Randel, Fei Wu, Alison Ming, and Peter Hitchcock


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-514', Anonymous Referee #1, 02 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-514', Anonymous Referee #2, 03 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by William Randel on behalf of the Authors (25 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 Sep 2021) by Rolf Müller
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (04 Oct 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (18 Oct 2021)
ED: Publish as is (21 Oct 2021) by Rolf Müller
Short summary
Balloon and satellite observations show strong coupling between large-scale ozone and temperature fields in the tropical lower stratosphere, spanning timescales of days to years. We present a simple interpretation of this behavior based on an idealized model of transport by the tropical stratospheric circulation, and good quantitative agreement with observations demonstrates that this is a useful simplification. The results provide simple understanding of observed atmospheric behavior.
Final-revised paper