Science update: Microphysical modelling of Arctic stratospheric dehydration

As part of the RECONCILE campaign, microphysical modelling of the 2009/2010 Arctic winter campaigns was carried out by I. Engel and co-authors in a new ACPD article. They show that including newly developed NAT (Nitric Acid Trihydrate) and ice nucleation parameterisations as well as small-scale temperature fluctuations are vital to reproducing the observed signals of redistribution of water vapour in the Arctic stratosphere under the extremely cold conditions of the 2009/2010 winter. The full abstract can be found here.