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On the consideration of the averaged vertical wind in problems of stratospheric aerosol transport

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The influence of the averaged vertical wind on the transport of stratospheric aerosol has been analyzed with the use of the database of the GCM UKMO assimilated model for 1993–2006. With the problem regarding the action of a permanent source of particles near the stratopause taken as an example, it is shown that if the action of the averaged vertical component is taken into account along with the gravitational sedimentation and turbulent diffusion, the standard vertical profiles of the relative concentration of particles change cardinally. The results are presented for the levitation heights of particles of different densities and sizes in the stratosphere under the action of gravity and wind pressure.

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Gryazin, V.I., Beresnev, S.A. On the consideration of the averaged vertical wind in problems of stratospheric aerosol transport. Atmos Ocean Opt 23, 174–180 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1024856010030036

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Keywords

  • Oceanic Optic
  • Vertical Wind
  • Aerosol Layer
  • Stratospheric Aerosol
  • Cirrus Cloud