Large-scale Tropospheric Transport and Mixing: Observations, Modeling and Theory

Session ID#: 26444

Session Description:
Large-scale atmospheric transport and mixing play an important role in the global distribution of tropospheric trace gases and aerosols. Examples include isentropic transport of midlatitude pollution into the Arctic, interhemispheric transport and its relation to tropical convection and the Hadley Cell, and stagnation episodes over midlatitudes and their association with the storm tracks. Understanding how various components of the general circulation drive transport is essential for understanding how the concentrations of chemical constituents and water vapor vary in time and space. Furthermore, tropospheric transport circulations are projected to change as greenhouse gases increase in terms of their positions, strength and variability.  Thus, for this session we welcome contributions from observations, modeling and theory on large-scale tropospheric transport and how it may respond to future climate change.
Primary Convener:  Clara Orbe, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Conveners:  Gang Chen, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Elizabeth A Barnes, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States and Chengji Liu, Colorado State University, Atmospheric Sciences, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Index Terms:

0368 Troposphere: constituent transport and chemistry [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
3305 Climate change and variability [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3367 Theoretical modeling [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Mao-Chang Liang1, Sally Newman2 and Amzad Hussain Laskar1, (1)Academia Sinica, Research Center for Environmental Changes, Taipei, Taiwan, (2)Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Pasadena, CA, United States
Sandro W. Lubis, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States and Noboru Nakamura, University of Chicago, Department of Geophysical Sciences, Chicago, IL, United States
James W Elkins1, Fred L Moore2, Eric J Hintsa2, Eric A Ray3, Geoffrey S Dutton2, Jon David Nance2, Brad David Hall4, Edward J Dlugokencky1, Colm Sweeney5, Stephen A Montzka4 and Paul A. Newman6, (1)NOAA, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Chemical Sciences Division, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)NOAA Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States, (6)NASA GSFC, Code 610, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Kan Yi, Peking University, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Beijing, China and Junfeng Liu, Peking University, Beijing, China
Kadowaki Masanao1, Genki Katata2, Hiroaki Terada1, Takeshi Suzuki1, Hidenao Hasegawa3, Naofumi Akata4 and Hideki Kakiuchi3, (1)Nuclear Science and Engineering Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai, Ibaraki, Japan, (2)Institute for Global Change Adaptation Science (ICAS), Ibaraki University, Mito, Ibaraki, Japan, (3)Depertment of Radioecology, Institute for Environmental Sciences, Rokkasho, Aomori, Japan, (4)Department of Helical Plasma Research, National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki, Gifu, Japan
Yousuke Yamashita1, Masayuki Takigawa2, Kentaro Ishijima2, Hideharu Akiyoshi3, Chihiro Kodama2, Hisashi Yashiro4 and Satoh Masaki5, (1)JAMSTEC Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Kanagawa, Japan, (2)JAMSTEC, Yokohama, Japan, (3)NIES National Institute of Environmental Studies, Ibaraki, Japan, (4)RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Sciences, Kobe, Japan, (5)AORI The University of Tokyo, Chiba, Japan
Yang Yang1, Hailong Wang1, Steven Smith2, Richard C Easter3, Po-Lun Ma1, Yun Qian4, Can Li5, Hongbin Yu6 and Philip J Rasch1, (1)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, (2)Joint Global Change Research Institute, College Park, MD, United States, (3)Battelle PNNL, Richland, WA, United States, (4)PNNL / Climate Physics, Richland, WA, United States, (5)Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, College PARK, MD, United States, (6)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Clara Orbe1, Andrea Molod1 and Darryn Waugh2, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)Johns Hopkins Univ, Baltimore, MD, United States
Cameron R Homeyer, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, United States
Marta Abalos, William John Randel, Douglas Edward Kinnison and Rolando R Garcia, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States