Articles | Volume 2, issue 2
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 453–474, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-453-2021
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 453–474, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-453-2021

Research article 27 May 2021

Research article | 27 May 2021

The wave geometry of final stratospheric warming events

Amy H. Butler and Daniela I. V. Domeisen

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on wcd-2020-63', Darryn Waugh, 09 Jan 2021
  • CC1: 'Comment on wcd-2020-63', Nicholas Byrne, 16 Jan 2021
    • RC2: 'Reply on CC1', Darryn Waugh, 16 Jan 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on wcd-2020-63', Anonymous Referee #2, 06 Feb 2021
  • AC1: 'Response to reviewers', Amy Butler, 26 Mar 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Amy Butler on behalf of the Authors (26 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Apr 2021) by Yang Zhang
RR by Darryn Waugh (01 Apr 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (15 Apr 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (18 Apr 2021) by Yang Zhang
AR by Amy Butler on behalf of the Authors (21 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (29 Apr 2021) by Yang Zhang
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Short summary
We classify by wave geometry the stratospheric polar vortex during the final warming that occurs every spring in both hemispheres due to a combination of radiative and dynamical processes. We show that the shape of the vortex, as well as the timing of the seasonal transition, is linked to total column ozone prior to and surface weather following the final warming. These results have implications for prediction and our understanding of stratosphere–troposphere coupling processes in springtime.