Articles | Volume 23, issue 18
Research article
26 Sep 2023
Research article |  | 26 Sep 2023

On the pattern of interannual polar vortex–ozone co-variability during northern hemispheric winter

Frederik Harzer, Hella Garny, Felix Ploeger, Harald Bönisch, Peter Hoor, and Thomas Birner


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2023-32', Anonymous Referee #1, 05 Mar 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2023-32', Anonymous Referee #2, 05 Apr 2023
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2023-32', Frederik Harzer, 17 May 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Frederik Harzer on behalf of the Authors (29 Jun 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Jul 2023) by Gabriele Stiller
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (14 Jul 2023)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (20 Jul 2023)
ED: Publish as is (01 Aug 2023) by Gabriele Stiller
AR by Frederik Harzer on behalf of the Authors (10 Aug 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
We study the statistical relation between year-by-year fluctuations in winter-mean ozone and the strength of the stratospheric polar vortex. In the latitude–pressure plane, regression analysis shows that anomalously weak polar vortex years are associated with three pronounced local ozone maxima over the polar cap relative to the winter climatology. These response maxima primarily reflect the non-trivial combination of different ozone transport processes with varying relative contributions.
Final-revised paper