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The Stratosphere: Dynamics, Transport, and Chemistry


Series: Geophysical Monograph Series Volume: 190

By: Lorenzo M Polvani(Editor), Adam H Sobel(Editor), Darryn W Waugh(Editor)

196 pages, illustrations

American Geophysical Union

Hardback | Jan 2010 | #231504 | ISBN-13: 9780875904795
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The Stratosphere: Dynamics, Transport, and Chemistry is the first volume in 20 years that offers a comprehensive review of the Earth's stratosphere, increasingly recognized as an important component of the climate system. The volume addresses key advances in our understanding of the stratospheric circulation and transport and summarizes the last two decades of research to provide a concise yet comprehensive overview of the state of the field. This monograph reviews many important aspects of the dynamics, transport, and chemistry of the stratosphere by some of the world's leading experts, including up-to-date discussions of
- Dynamics of stratospheric polar vortices
- Chemistry and dynamics of the ozone hole
- Role of solar variability in the stratosphere
- Effect of gravity waves in the stratosphere Importance of atmospheric annular modes

The Stratosphere: Dynamics, Transport, and Chemistry will be of interest to graduate students and scientists who wish to learn more about the stratosphere. It will also be useful to atmospheric science departments as a textbook for classes on the stratosphere.


Foreword: R. Alan Plumb—A Brief Biographical Sketch and Personal Tribute
      Adam H. Sobel vii
      Lorenzo M. Polvani, Adam H. Sobel, and Darryn W. Waugh xiii
      Darryn W. Waugh and Lorenzo M. Polvani 1
Middle Atmosphere Research Before Alan Plumb
      Marvin A. Geller 5
Planetary Waves and the Extratropical Winter Stratosphere
      R. Alan Plumb 23
Stratospheric Polar Vortices
      Darryn W. Waugh and Lorenzo M. Polvani 43
Annular Modes of the Troposphere and Stratosphere
      Paul J. Kushner 59
Stratospheric Equatorial Dynamics
      Lesley J. Gray 93
Gravity Waves in the Stratosphere
      M. Joan Alexander 109
Variability and Trends in Stratospheric Temperature and Water Vapor
      William J. Randel 123
Trace Gas Transport in the Stratosphere: Diagnostic Tools and Techniques
      Mark R. Schoeberl and Anne R. Douglass 137
Chemistry and Dynamics of the Antarctic Ozone Hole
      Paul A. Newman 157
Solar Variability and the Stratosphere
      Joanna D. Haigh 173
AGU Category Index 189
Index 191

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