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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 6091-6111, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-6091-2017
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16 May 2017
Trace gas composition in the Asian summer monsoon anticyclone: a case study based on aircraft observations and model simulations
Klaus-D. Gottschaldt et al.

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We present upper-tropospheric trace gas measurements in the Asian summer monsoon anticyclone, obtained with the HALO research aircraft in September 2012. The anticyclone is one of the largest atmospheric features on Earth, but many aspects of it are not well understood. With the help of model simulations we find that entrainments from the tropopause region and the lower troposphere, combined with photochemistry and dynamical instabilities, can explain the observations.
We present upper-tropospheric trace gas measurements in the Asian summer monsoon anticyclone,...
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