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Influences of the Indian Summer Monsoon on water vapour and ozone concentrations in the UTLS as simulated by Chemistry-Climate Models

Kunze, Markus und Braesicke, Peter und Langematz, Ulrike und Stiller, Gabriele und Bekki, Slimane und Brühl, Christoph und Chipperfield, Martyn und Dameris, Martin und Garcia, Rolando und Giorgetta, Marco (2010) Influences of the Indian Summer Monsoon on water vapour and ozone concentrations in the UTLS as simulated by Chemistry-Climate Models. Journal of Climate, 23, Seiten 3525-3544. American Meteorological Society. DOI: 10.1175/2010JCLI3280.1

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The representation of the Indian summer monsoon (ISM) circulation in some current chemistry–climate models (CCMs) is assessed. The main assessment focuses on the anticyclone that forms in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere and the related changes in water vapor and ozone during July and August for the recent past. The synoptic structures are described and CCMs and reanalysis models are compared. Multiannual means and weak versus strong monsoon cases as classified by the Monsoon–Hadley index (MHI) are discussed. The authors find that current CCMs capture the average synoptic structure of the ISM anticyclone well as compared to the 40-yr ECMWF Re-Analysis (ERA-40) and NCEP–NCAR reanalyses. The associated impact on water vapor and ozone in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere as observed with the Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding (MIPAS) on Envisat is captured by most models to some degree. The similarities for the strong versus weak monsoon cases are limited, and even for present-day conditions the models do not agree well for extreme events. Nevertheless, some features are present in the reanalyses and more than one CCM, for example, ozone increases at 380 K eastward of the ISM. With the database available for this study, future changes of the ISM are hard to assess. The modeled monsoon activity index used here shows slight weakening of the ISM circulation in a future climate, and some of the modeled water vapor increase seems to be contained in the anticyclone at 360 K and sometimes above. The authors conclude that current CCMs capture the average large-scale synoptic structure of the ISM well during July and August, but large differences for the interannual variability make assessments of likely future changes of the ISM highly uncertain.

Titel:Influences of the Indian Summer Monsoon on water vapour and ozone concentrations in the UTLS as simulated by Chemistry-Climate Models
AutorenInstitution oder E-Mail-AdresseAutoren-ORCID-iD
Kunze, MarkusFU Berlin MeteorologieNICHT SPEZIFIZIERT
Braesicke, PeterUCAM Cambridge, UKNICHT SPEZIFIZIERT
Langematz, UlrikeFU Berlin MeteorologieNICHT SPEZIFIZIERT
Stiller, GabrieleKIT FZ KarlsruheNICHT SPEZIFIZIERT
Brühl, ChristophMPI Chemie MainzNICHT SPEZIFIZIERT
Chipperfield, MartynUniv. Leeds, UKNICHT SPEZIFIZIERT
Giorgetta, MarcoMPI Meteorologie HamburgNICHT SPEZIFIZIERT
Erschienen in:Journal of Climate
Referierte Publikation:Ja
In Open Access:Nein
In ISI Web of Science:Ja
DOI :10.1175/2010JCLI3280.1
Seitenbereich:Seiten 3525-3544
Verlag:American Meteorological Society
Stichwörter:monsson, upper troposphere, lower stratosphere, ozone, climate change, numerical modelling
HGF - Forschungsbereich:Verkehr und Weltraum (alt)
HGF - Programm:Weltraum (alt)
HGF - Programmthema:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Schwerpunkt:Weltraum
DLR - Forschungsgebiet:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Teilgebiet (Projekt, Vorhaben):W - Vorhaben Atmosphären- und Klimaforschung (alt)
Standort: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institute & Einrichtungen:Institut für Physik der Atmosphäre > Dynamik der Atmosphäre
Hinterlegt von: Dameris, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Martin
Hinterlegt am:27 Sep 2010 11:51
Letzte Änderung:08 Mär 2018 18:42

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