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Volume 16, issue 20
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 13067–13080, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-13067-2016
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 13067–13080, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-13067-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
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Research article 21 Oct 2016

Research article | 21 Oct 2016

The role of methane in projections of 21st century stratospheric water vapour

Laura E. Revell et al.
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Water vapour in the stratosphere plays an important role in atmospheric chemistry and the Earth's radiative balance. We have analysed trends in stratospheric water vapour through the 21st century as simulated by a coupled chemistry–climate model following a range of greenhouse gas emission scenarios. We have also quantified the contribution that methane oxidation in the stratosphere makes to projected water vapour trends.
Water vapour in the stratosphere plays an important role in atmospheric chemistry and the...
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