Articles | Volume 3, issue 1
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 251–278, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-251-2022
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 251–278, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-251-2022

Research article 10 Mar 2022

Research article | 10 Mar 2022

Characteristics of long-track tropopause polar vortices

Matthew T. Bray and Steven M. Cavallo

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AR by Matthew Bray on behalf of the Authors (13 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (14 Jan 2022) by Gwendal Rivière
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (14 Jan 2022) by Gwendal Rivière
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (21 Jan 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (29 Jan 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (08 Feb 2022) by Gwendal Rivière
AR by Matthew Bray on behalf of the Authors (15 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
Tropopause polar vortices (TPVs) are a high-latitude atmospheric phenomenon that impact weather inside and outside of polar regions. Using a set of long-lived TPVs to gain insight into the conditions that are most supportive of TPV survival, we describe patterns of vortex formation and movement. In addition, we analyze the characteristics of these TPVs and how they vary by season. These results help us to better understand TPVs which, in turn, may improve forecasts of related weather events.