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The Stratosphere. Dynamics, Transport, and Chemistry. Geophysical Monograph Series

  • ID: 2489237
  • Book
  • 196 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 190.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

This volume 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.

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Foreword: R. Alan Plumb A Brief Biographical Sketch and Personal TributeAdam H. Sobel vii

PrefaceLorenzo M. Polvani, Adam H. Sobel, and Darryn W. Waugh xiii

IntroductionDarryn W. Waugh and Lorenzo M. Polvani 1

Middle Atmosphere Research Before Alan PlumbMarvin A. Geller 5

Planetary Waves and the Extratropical Winter StratosphereR. Alan Plumb 23

Stratospheric Polar VorticesDarryn W. Waugh and Lorenzo M. Polvani 43

Annular Modes of the Troposphere and StratospherePaul J. Kushner 59

Stratospheric Equatorial DynamicsLesley J. Gray 93

Gravity Waves in the StratosphereM. Joan Alexander 109

Variability and Trends in Stratospheric Temperature and Water VaporWilliam J. Randel 123

Trace Gas Transport in the Stratosphere: Diagnostic Tools and TechniquesMark R. Schoeberl and Anne R. Douglass 137

Chemistry and Dynamics of the Antarctic Ozone HolePaul A. Newman 157

Solar Variability and the StratosphereJoanna D. Haigh 173

AGU Category Index 189

Index 191

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L. M. Polvani
A. H. Sobel
D. W. Waugh
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