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ACP | Articles | Volume 19, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 11803–11820, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-11803-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Special issue: StratoClim stratospheric and upper tropospheric processes...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 11803–11820, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-11803-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 24 Sep 2019

Research article | 24 Sep 2019

Convective hydration in the tropical tropopause layer during the StratoClim aircraft campaign: pathway of an observed hydration patch

Keun-Ok Lee et al.

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This study focuses on the hydration patch that was measured during the StratoClim field campaign and the corresponding convective overshoots over the Sichuan Basin. Through analysis using airborne and spaceborne measurements and the numerical simulation using a non-hydrostatic model, we show the key hydration process and pathway of the hydration patch in tropical tropopause layer.
This study focuses on the hydration patch that was measured during the StratoClim field campaign...
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