Articles | Volume 22, issue 11
Research article
03 Jun 2022
Research article |  | 03 Jun 2022

Tropospheric warming over the northern Indian Ocean caused by South Asian anthropogenic aerosols: possible impact on the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere

Suvarna Fadnavis, Prashant Chavan, Akash Joshi, Sunil M. Sonbawne, Asutosh Acharya, Panuganti C. S. Devara, Alexandru Rap, Felix Ploeger, and Rolf Müller


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-969', Anonymous Referee #1, 15 Dec 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Suvarna Fadnavis, 29 Apr 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-969', Jonathon Wright, 11 Mar 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC2', Suvarna Fadnavis, 29 Apr 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Suvarna Fadnavis on behalf of the Authors (29 Apr 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (02 May 2022) by Yves Balkanski
Short summary
We show that large amounts of anthropogenic aerosols are transported from South Asia to the northern Indian Ocean. These aerosols are then lifted into the UTLS by the ascending branch of the Hadley circulation. They are further transported to the Southern Hemisphere and downward via westerly ducts over the tropical Atlantic and Pacific. These aerosols increase tropospheric heating, resulting in an increase in water vapor, which is then transported to the UTLS.
Final-revised paper