Articles | Volume 5, issue 2
Research article
22 Apr 2024
Research article |  | 22 Apr 2024

How heating tracers drive self-lofting long-lived stratospheric anticyclones: simple dynamical models

Kasturi Shah and Peter H. Haynes


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • AC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2265', Kasturi Shah, 27 Oct 2023
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2265', Anonymous Referee #1, 17 Nov 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2265', Bernard Legras, 13 Dec 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Kasturi Shah on behalf of the Authors (01 Feb 2024)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Feb 2024) by Thomas Birner
RR by Bernard Legras (22 Feb 2024)
ED: Publish as is (26 Feb 2024) by Thomas Birner
AR by Kasturi Shah on behalf of the Authors (05 Mar 2024)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Long-lived rising bubbles of wildfire smoke or volcanic aerosol contained within strong vortices have been observed in the stratosphere. Heating through absorption of solar radiation has been hypothesised as driving these structures. We present simple models incorporating two-way interaction between dynamics and aerosol combined with insight from vortex dynamics to explain aspects of observed behaviours, including ascent rate and vorticity magnitude, and to suggest criteria for formation.