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ACP | Articles | Volume 19, issue 13
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 8947–8966, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-8947-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
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Special issue: StratoClim stratospheric and upper tropospheric processes...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 8947–8966, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-8947-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 12 Jul 2019

Research article | 12 Jul 2019

Quantification of water vapour transport from the Asian monsoon to the stratosphere

Matthias Nützel et al.
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We investigate the transport pathways of water vapour from the upper troposphere in the Asian monsoon region to the stratosphere. In the employed chemistry-transport model we use a tagging method, such that the impact of different source regions on the stratospheric water vapour budget can be quantified. A key finding is that the Asian monsoon (compared to other source regions) is very efficient in transporting air masses and water vapour to the tropical and extratropical stratosphere.
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