Simulations of water isotope abundances in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere and implications for stratosphere troposphere exchange

@inproceedings{Gettelman2005SimulationsOW,
  title={Simulations of water isotope abundances in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere and implications for stratosphere troposphere exchange},
  author={Andrew Gettelman and Christopher R. Webster},
  year={2005}
}
[1] An analytic model of transport and microphysics in the tropical tropopause layer (TTL) is extended to include stable isotopes of water. The model, running along trajectories, is tested against in situ and satellite observations of HDO and H2 O in the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere (UT/LS). The model is able to reproduce the range of isotopic depletions observed in the data, and reproduce individual episodes that mirror or depart from Rayleigh fractionation processes. The results… CONTINUE READING