Articles | Volume 22, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 9895–9914, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-9895-2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 9895–9914, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-9895-2022
Research article
03 Aug 2022
Research article | 03 Aug 2022

How can Brewer–Dobson circulation trends be estimated from changes in stratospheric water vapour and methane?

Liubov Poshyvailo-Strube et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-934', Anonymous Referee #1, 14 Dec 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-934', Anonymous Referee #2, 30 Dec 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Liubov Poshyvailo-Strube on behalf of the Authors (06 Mar 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (29 Mar 2022) by Gabriele Stiller
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (14 Apr 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (30 May 2022)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (30 May 2022) by Gabriele Stiller
AR by Liubov Poshyvailo-Strube on behalf of the Authors (13 Jun 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 Jun 2022) by Gabriele Stiller
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Short summary
Brewer–Dobson circulation (BDC) controls the composition of the stratosphere, which in turn affects radiation and climate. As the BDC cannot be measured directly, it is necessary to infer its strength and trends indirectly. In this study, we test in the model world different methods for estimating the mean age of air trends based on a combination of stratospheric water vapour and methane data. We also provide simple practical advice of a more reliable estimation of the mean age of air trends.
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