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The temperature response to stratospheric water vapour changes

Abstract:

This study uses an analytical model, based on the cooling-to-space approximation, and a fixed dynamical heating model to investigate the structure of the stratospheric cooling that occurs in response to a uniform increase in stratospheric water vapour (SWV). At all latitudes, the largest cooling occurs in the lower stratosphere and decreases in magnitude with height. The cooling is strongly enhanced in the Extratropics compared to the Tropics. This is markedly different to the case of an incr...

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Publisher copy:
10.1002/qj.822
Journal:
Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society More from this journal
Volume:
137
Issue:
657
Pages:
1070-1082
Publication date:
2011-04-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1477-870X
ISSN:
0035-9009
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:239577
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uuid:6c9c824f-0435-4102-911e-cc03532c21d0
Local pid:
pubs:239577
Source identifiers:
239577
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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