Articles | Volume 23, issue 22
Research article
20 Nov 2023
Research article |  | 20 Nov 2023

Climatology, sources, and transport characteristics of observed water vapor extrema in the lower stratosphere

Emily N. Tinney and Cameron R. Homeyer


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-985', Anonymous Referee #1, 19 Jul 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-985', Anonymous Referee #2, 01 Sep 2023
  • AC1: 'Response to Reviewers for EGUSPHERE-2023-985', Emily Tinney, 14 Sep 2023
  • AC2: 'Track changed revision for egusphere-2023-985', Emily Tinney, 14 Sep 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Emily Tinney on behalf of the Authors (14 Sep 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (06 Oct 2023) by William Ward
AR by Emily Tinney on behalf of the Authors (10 Oct 2023)
Short summary
A long-term record of satellite observations is used to study extreme water vapor concentrations in the lower stratosphere, which are important to climate variability and change. We use a deeper layer of stratospheric observations than prior work to more comprehensively identify these events. We show that extreme water vapor concentrations are frequent, especially in the lowest layers of the stratosphere that have not been analyzed previously.
Final-revised paper