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Climatological perspectives of air transport from atmospheric boundary layer to tropopause layer over Asian monsoon regions during boreal summer inferred from Lagrangian approach

Chen B, Xu X, Yang S, Zhao T ...see all

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, vol. 12, issue 13 (2012) pp. 5827-5839

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Abstract

This study produced a novel characterization of the troposphere-to-stratosphere transport (TST) over the Asian monsoon region during boreal summer, using a comprehensive analysis of 60-day backward trajectories initialized in the stratosphere. The trajectory datasets were derived from the high-resolution Lagrangian particle dispersion model (FLEXPART) simulation driven by the wind fields acquired from the National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). The results indicate that the distribution of residence time (t TST) of tropopause-crossing trajectories in the lowermost stratosphere represents a horizontal signature of the Asian summer monsoon. Vertically, the distribution of t TST can be roughly separated into two layers: a consistent lower layer with t TST

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Authors

  • B. Chen

  • X. D. Xu

  • S. Yang

  • T. L. Zhao

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