Articles | Volume 22, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 3841–3860, 2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 3841–3860, 2022
Research article
23 Mar 2022
Research article | 23 Mar 2022

Characterization of transport from the Asian summer monsoon anticyclone into the UTLS via shedding of low potential vorticity cutoffs

Jan Clemens et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-905', Anonymous Referee #1, 01 Dec 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-905', Anonymous Referee #2, 11 Dec 2021
  • AC1: 'Respond to RC1 and RC2', Jan Heinrich Clemens, 08 Feb 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Jan Heinrich Clemens on behalf of the Authors (08 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (25 Feb 2022) by Mathias Palm
Short summary
Highly polluted air flows from the surface to higher levels of the atmosphere during the Asian summer monsoon. At high levels, the air is trapped within eddies. Here, we study how air masses can leave the eddy within its cutoff, how they distribute, and how their chemical composition changes. We found evidence for transport from the eddy to higher latitudes over the North Pacific and even Alaska. During transport, trace gas concentrations within cutoffs changed gradually, showing steady mixing.
Final-revised paper