Articles | Volume 22, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 1059–1079, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-1059-2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 1059–1079, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-1059-2022
Research article
21 Jan 2022
Research article | 21 Jan 2022

A case study on the impact of severe convective storms on the water vapor mixing ratio in the lower mid-latitude stratosphere observed in 2019 over Europe

Dina Khordakova et al.

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Extreme storms transport humidity from the troposphere to the stratosphere. Here it has a strong impact on the climate. With ongoing global warming, we expect more storms and, hence, an enhancement of this effect. A case study was performed in order to measure the impact of the direct injection of water vapor into the lower stratosphere. The measurements displayed a significant transport of water vapor into the lower stratosphere, and this was supported by satellite and reanalysis data.
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