Articles | Volume 22, issue 21
Research article
01 Nov 2022
Research article |  | 01 Nov 2022

Exploring the link between austral stratospheric polar vortex anomalies and surface climate in chemistry-climate models

Nora Bergner, Marina Friedel, Daniela I. V. Domeisen, Darryn Waugh, and Gabriel Chiodo


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-229', Anonymous Referee #1, 16 May 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-229', Anonymous Referee #2, 16 May 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Nora Bergner on behalf of the Authors (31 Aug 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Sep 2022) by Farahnaz Khosrawi
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (14 Sep 2022) by Farahnaz Khosrawi
Short summary
Polar vortex extremes, particularly situations with an unusually weak cyclonic circulation in the stratosphere, can influence the surface climate in the spring–summer time in the Southern Hemisphere. Using chemistry-climate models and observations, we evaluate the robustness of the surface impacts. While models capture the general surface response, they do not show the observed climate patterns in midlatitude regions, which we trace back to biases in the models' circulations.
Final-revised paper