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ACP | Articles | Volume 18, issue 19
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 14715–14735, 2018
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Special issue: The SPARC Reanalysis Intercomparison Project (S-RIP) (ACP/ESSD...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 14715–14735, 2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 12 Oct 2018

Research article | 12 Oct 2018

Comparison of mean age of air in five reanalyses using the BASCOE transport model

Simon Chabrillat et al.

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Mean age of stratospheric air is computed for the period 1989–2015 with a kinematic transport model which uses surface pressure and wind fields from five reanalyses: ERA-I, MERRA-2, MERRA, CFSR, JRA-55. The spread between the resulting datasets is as large as in climate model intercomparisons; the age trends have large disagreement and depend strongly on the considered period. We highlight the need for similar studies using diabatic transport models which also use temperature and heating rates.
Mean age of stratospheric air is computed for the period 1989–2015 with a kinematic transport...