Articles | Volume 23, issue 5
Research article
14 Mar 2023
Research article |  | 14 Mar 2023

Distribution of cross-tropopause convection within the Asian monsoon region from May through October 2017

Corey E. Clapp, Jessica B. Smith, Kristopher M. Bedka, and James G. Anderson

Data sets

Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) Climate Data Record (CDR), Version 1.3 (Daily) R. Adler, J. Wang, M. Sapiano, G. Huffman, D. Bolvin, E. Nelkin, and NOAA CDR Program

MERRA-2 inst3_3d_asm_Np: 3d,3-Hourly,Instantaneous,Pressure-Level,Assimilation, Assimilated Meteorological Fields V5.12.4 Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO)

Short summary
Convection in the Asian monsoon provides an important pathway for the transport of boundary layer and tropospheric air, and potentially pollution and chemically active species, into the stratosphere. We analyzed the distribution of the fastest and deepest convection with geostationary satellite detections for the months of May through October of 2017. We find significant differences in the geographic and monthly distributions of cross-tropopause convection across the Asian monsoon region.
Final-revised paper