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How Sharp is the Tropopause at Midlatitudes?

Birner, T. and Dörnbrack, A. and Schumann, U. (2002) How Sharp is the Tropopause at Midlatitudes? Geophysical Research Letters, 29, 45-1-45-4. DOI: 10.1029/2002GL015142

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Abstract

Ten years of high-resolution radiosonde data are contrasted with fifteen years of ECMWF reanalysis (ERA) data to explore the tropopause region above two midlatitude stations (Munich and Stuttgart) in Southern Germany. We present time-averaged vertical profiles of several meteorological parameters relative to the tropopause. A strong mean inversion at the tropopause is evident from the radiosonde profiles with a vertical extension of about 2 km and a temperature increase of about 4 K. The impact of the tropopause definition on the strength of this inversion is discussed as well as the relevance of baroclinic eddies in forming it. The climatological profiles for Munich and Stuttgart do not differ significantly.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/9656/
Document Type:Article
Title:How Sharp is the Tropopause at Midlatitudes?
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Birner, T.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Dörnbrack, A.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Schumann, U.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:2002
Journal or Publication Title:Geophysical Research Letters
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:29
DOI :10.1029/2002GL015142
Page Range:45-1-45-4
Status:Published
Keywords:tropopause, inversion, radiosonde, atmosphere
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Atmosphären- und Klimaforschung (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Deposited By: Löb, Ute
Deposited On:29 Jan 2008
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:14

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