Special Issue "Stratosphere–Troposphere Exchanges"

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Jean Luc Baray

Laboratoire de Météorologie Physique, UMR6016, Observatoire de Physique du Globe de Clermont-Ferrand, France
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Interests: tropospheric dynamics and composition; stratosphere–troposphere exchange; LiDAR
Guest Editor
Dr. Philippe Keckhut

LATMOS-IPSL, UVSQ, UPMC, CNRS/INSU, UMR 8190, Guyancourt, France
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Interests: stratospheric dynamics and composition; long-term trends; LiDAR

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The troposphere and the stratosphere have fundamentally different characteristics in terms of dynamical processes, static stability, and chemical composition. Air mass exchange between these two regions, and, more generally, dynamical, chemical and microphysical processes in the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere (UTLS) are of great interest in a context of climate change. The thermal structure of the tropopause layer may affect the climate system through changes of clouds, especially cirrus clouds. In the tropics, recent studies have also suggested a possible link between the tropical tropopause layer and the intensity of tropical cyclones, whose upper tropospheric dynamics can induce stratospheric updraft of water into the lower stratosphere, and also stratospheric intrusions into the troposphere.

This Special Issue calls for contributions to document themes listed below:

  1. Model experiment, dedicated instruments and observational studies of Stratosphere–Troposphere exchanges and coupling.
  2. Proposal or practice of technical improvement in model development: Backtrajectory and Lagrangian methods, Eulerian modelisation on different spatial and temporal scales.
  3. Long term trends, variability and climatology of atmospheric constituents such as water vapor, ozone, aerosols and cirrus cloud which are controlled by these coupled processes, and have important impacts on the Earth’s radiation budget.

Dr. Jean Luc Baray
Dr. Philippe Keckhut
Guest Editors

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  • Stratosphere–troposphere exchanges
  • Tropopause
  • TTL
  • UT/LS
  • Observation and case studies
  • Modelisation
  • Climatology and long term trends

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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