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Seasonal variations of water vapor in the tropical lower statosphereMeasurments of stratospheric water vapor by the Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) aboard the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) show that in the tropical lower statosphere, low-frequency variations are closely related to the annual cycle in tropical tropopause temperatures. Tropical stratospheric air appears to retain information about the tropopause conditions it enconters for over a year as it rises through the stratosphere. A two-dimensional Lagrangian model is used to relate MLS measurements to the temperature that tropical air parcels encounter when crossing the 100 hPa surface.
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Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Mote, Philip W.
(University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Rosenlof, Karen H.
(University of Colorado/NOAA, Boulder, CO United States)
Holton, James R.
(University of Washington, Seattle, WA United States)
Harwood, Robert S.
(University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Waters, Joe W.
(Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA United States)
Date Acquired
August 17, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1995
Publication Information
Publication: Geophysical Research Letters
Volume: 22
Issue: 9
ISSN: 0094-8276
Subject Category
Engineering (General)
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