A079:
Observations and Modeling of the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere



Session ID#: 47094

Session Description:
The upper troposphere/lower stratosphere (UTLS) plays an important role in Earth's radiative balance and climate, and is a region of significant chemistry-climate coupling. The UTLS is characterized by a complex interplay of large- and small-scale circulations, deep convection, clouds and radiation. Understanding and modeling these coupled processes present significant challenges to simulating current behavior and predicting future UTLS changes. In this session, we welcome papers that utilize in situ measurements, satellite observations and/or modeling studies to explore new developments regarding the understanding of fundamental processes, and changes of the UTLS in an evolving climate. Abstract submissions on the full range of UTLS topics are encouraged, including dynamics, transport and mixing, chemical composition, the abundance and distribution of water vapor and aerosols, and cirrus cloud properties and processes.
Primary Conveners:  Eric J Jensen, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States
Conveners:  William John Randel, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, Marta Abalos, Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain and Adam E Bourassa, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Primary Liaisons:  Eric J Jensen, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States
Index Terms:

0305 Aerosols and particles [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
0322 Constituent sources and sinks [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
0368 Troposphere: constituent transport and chemistry [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
3311 Clouds and aerosols [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Rei Ueyama, Eric J Jensen and Leonhard Pfister, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States
Mark R Schoeberl1, Eric J Jensen2, Leonhard Pfister2, Rei Ueyama2, Tao Wang3, Melody A Avery4, Henry B Selkirk5, Hao Ye6 and Andrew E Dessler7, (1)Science and Technology Corporation, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (3)Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, United States, (4)NASA Langley Research Ctr, Hampton, VA, United States, (5)GESTAR, Universities Space Research Association, Columbia, MD, United States, (6)Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu, China, (7)Texas A&M Univ, College Station, TX, United States
Muhsin Muhammed, Vikram Sarabhai Space Center, Thiruvananthapuram, 695, India and S V Sunilkumar, Vikram Sarabhai Space Center, Thiruvananthapuram, India
Vivek Panwar1, S K Dhaka1, Vinay Kumar1 and Hiroyuki Hashiguchi2, (1)Rajdhani College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India, (2)University of Kyoto Gokasho, Kyoto, Japan
Dmitry Belikov1, Satoshi Sugawara2, Shigeyuki Ishidoya3, Fumio Hasebe4, Shamil S Maksyutov5, Shuji Aoki6, Shinji Morimoto6 and Takakiyo Nakazawa7, (1)Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, (2)Miyagi University of Education, Sendai, Japan, (3)National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, (4)Hokkaido Univ, Hokkaido, Japan, (5)NIES, Tsukuba, Japan, (6)Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, (7)Tohoku Univ, Sendai, Japan
Thorsten Peter Kaluza, Peter Michael Hoor and Daniel Kunkel, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany
Daniel Kunkel1, Thorsten Peter Kaluza1, Joern Ungermann2 and Peter Michael Hoor1, (1)Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany, (2)Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Stratosphere, Jülich, Germany
Ari David Preston, Northern Vermont University-Lyndon, Atmospheric Sciences, Lyndonville, VT, United States, Henry E Fuelberg, Florida State Univ, Tallahassee, FL, United States and Mary C Barth, Natl Ctr Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Andreas Schäfler1, Martin Wirth2 and Andreas Fix1, (1)German Aerospace Center, DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, (2)German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Ghassan Taha, Universities Space Research Association Greenbelt, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Pawan K Bhartia, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Zhong Chen, Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD, United States, Robert Paul Loughman, Ctr Atmospheric Sciences, Hampton, VA, United States and Glen Jaross, Code 614, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Hans Schlager, German Aerospace Center DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, Greta Stratmann, German Aerospace Center DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany and Heinfried Aufmhoff, German Aerospace Center DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Wessling, Germany
Zhao-Yang Chai, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Yaru Dai1,2, Weilin Pan1,2 and Hengheng Zhang2,3, (1)University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (2)Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (3)Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, China
Matthew Donald Brown, NASA Langley Research Center, Chemistry and Dynamics Branch, Hampton, VA, United States, James Wilson, University of Denver, Denver, CO, United States and Luke D Ziemba, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States
Johnny Luo1, Laura Pan2, Sofia Chelpon1, Shawn Honomichl3, Eric C Apel3, Rebecca S Hornbrook3 and Elliot L Atlas4, (1)CUNY City College of New York, New York, NY, United States, (2)NCAR / ACD, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)University Miami, Miami, FL, United States
Patrick Sheese, University of Toronto, Department of Physics, Toronto, ON, Canada, Kaley A Walker, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, Chris D. Boone, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, Stephen A Montzka, NOAA OAR ESRL GMD, Boulder, CO, United States and Martyn Chipperfield, University of Leeds, School of Earth and Environment, Leeds, United Kingdom
Andrea Karin Steiner, Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change, University of Graz, Graz, Austria and The SPARC ATC Activity
William John Randel, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States and Mijeong Park, NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States
Stephen Sylvain Leroy1, Chi O Ao2 and Olga P Verkhoglyadova2, (1)Atmospheric and Environmental Research Lexington, Lexington, MA, United States, (2)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Jane Liu, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada and Lingyun Meng, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
Adam E Bourassa1, Daniel Zawada2 and D A Degenstein2, (1)University of Saskatchewan, Physics and Engineering Physics, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, (2)University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Christopher Maloney, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, Pengfei Yu, NOAA Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, Charles Bardeen, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States and Brian Toon, University of Colorado at Boulder, ATOC/LASP, Boulder, CO, United States
Benjamin Ryan Johnston, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX, United States, Feiqin Xie, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX, United States and Chuntao Liu, Texas A&M Univ Corpus Christi, corpus christi, TX, United States
David E Flittner1, Larry Willis Thomason1, Charles Anthony Hill1, Marilee Roell1, Michael C Pitts1, Robert P Damadeo1, David B Huber2, Robert Manion2, James R Moore2, Kevin Leavor2, Marasha Larosse2 and Michael Hietz2, (1)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States, (2)Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Hampton, Hampton, VA, United States
Jasna Vellovic Pittman1, Stephen Wofsy2, Bruce C Daube2, Edward J Dlugokencky3, Elliot L Atlas4, Thaopaul V Bui5, Leonhard Pfister6 and Eric J Jensen5, (1)NorthWest Research Associates Bellevue, Bellevue, WA, United States, (2)Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States, (3)NOAA, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)University Miami, Miami, FL, United States, (5)NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (6)NASA, Moffett Field, CA, United States
Amit Kumar Pandit1, Jean-Paul Vernier2, Harish Gadhavi3, Fairlie T Duncan1, Suneel Kumar4, M Venkat Ratnam5 and Bruce Germein Doddridge1, (1)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States, (2)National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, VA, United States, (3)Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India, (4)TiFR, Balloon Facility, Hyderabad, India, (5)National Atmospheric Research Laboratory, Department of Space, Tirupati, India
Brandi Gamelin, Leila V Carvalho and Charles Jones, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Landon A Rieger, Adam E Bourassa and D A Degenstein, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Noriyuki Nishi, Faculty of Science, Fukuoka University, Fukuoka, Japan, Atsushi Hamada, Toyama University, Toyama, Japan and Hitoshi Hirose, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
Kaoru Sato1, Masashi Kohma1, Koji Nishimura2,3 and Masaki Tsutsumi2,3, (1)The University of Tokyo, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Tokyo, Japan, (2)NIPR National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo, Japan, (3)SOKENDAI Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Kanagawa, Japan