Articles | Volume 21, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 3725–3740, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-3725-2021

Special issue: Chemistry–Climate Modelling Initiative (CCMI) (ACP/AMT/ESSD/GMD...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 3725–3740, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-3725-2021

Research article 11 Mar 2021

Research article | 11 Mar 2021

Influence of the El Niño–Southern Oscillation on entry stratospheric water vapor in coupled chemistry–ocean CCMI and CMIP6 models

Chaim I. Garfinkel et al.

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AR by Chaim Garfinkel on behalf of the Authors (03 Dec 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
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RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (21 Dec 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (27 Dec 2020)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (05 Jan 2021) by Peter Hess
AR by Chaim Garfinkel on behalf of the Authors (19 Jan 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (25 Jan 2021) by Peter Hess
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Water vapor is the dominant greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, and El Niño is the dominant mode of variability in the ocean–atmosphere system. The connection between El Niño and water vapor above ~ 17 km is unclear, with single-model studies reaching a range of conclusions. This study examines this connection in 12 different models. While there are substantial differences among the models, all models appear to capture the fundamental physical processes correctly.
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