Articles | Volume 21, issue 12
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 9585–9607, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-9585-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 9585–9607, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-9585-2021

Research article 28 Jun 2021

Research article | 28 Jun 2021

Processes influencing lower stratospheric water vapour in monsoon anticyclones: insights from Lagrangian modelling

Nuria Pilar Plaza et al.

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AR by Nuria Pilar Plaza Martin on behalf of the Authors (15 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (05 Apr 2021) by Jianzhong Ma
AR by Nuria Pilar Plaza Martin on behalf of the Authors (17 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (19 May 2021) by Jianzhong Ma
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We study the role of different processes in setting the lower stratospheric water vapour. We find that mechanisms involving ice microphysics and small-scale mixing produce the strongest increase in water vapour, in particular over the Asian Monsoon. Small-scale mixing has a special relevance as it improves the agreement with observations at seasonal and intra-seasonal timescales, contrary to the North American Monsoon case, in which large-scale temperatures still dominate its variability.
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