Articles | Volume 24, issue 4
Research article
27 Feb 2024
Research article |  | 27 Feb 2024

Aeolus wind lidar observations of the 2019/2020 quasi-biennial oscillation disruption with comparison to radiosondes and reanalysis

Timothy P. Banyard, Corwin J. Wright, Scott M. Osprey, Neil P. Hindley, Gemma Halloran, Lawrence Coy, Paul A. Newman, Neal Butchart, Martina Bramberger, and M. Joan Alexander


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-285', Anonymous Referee #1, 11 Apr 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-285', Anonymous Referee #2, 18 Apr 2023
  • RC3: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-285', Anonymous Referee #3, 20 Apr 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Timothy Banyard on behalf of the Authors (22 Aug 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Sep 2023) by Peter Haynes
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (30 Sep 2023)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (05 Oct 2023)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (17 Oct 2023) by Peter Haynes
AR by Timothy Banyard on behalf of the Authors (24 Nov 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (13 Dec 2023) by Peter Haynes
AR by Timothy Banyard on behalf of the Authors (23 Dec 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
In 2019/2020, the tropical stratospheric wind phenomenon known as the quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) was disrupted for only the second time in the historical record. This was poorly forecasted, and we want to understand why. We used measurements from the first Doppler wind lidar in space, Aeolus, to observe the disruption in an unprecedented way. Our results reveal important differences between Aeolus and the ERA5 reanalysis that affect the timing of the disruption's onset and its evolution.
Final-revised paper