Articles | Volume 7, issue 11
Research article
26 Nov 2014
Research article |  | 26 Nov 2014

Characteristics of tropopause parameters as observed with GPS radio occultation

T. Rieckh, B. Scherllin-Pirscher, F. Ladstädter, and U. Foelsche

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Radio Occultation (RO) observations featuring high vertical resolution, global availability, and high accuracy were used to investigate global characteristics of the lapse rate tropopause. Climatological tropopause characteristics for the RO record from 2001 to 2013 extend previous studies on tropopause structure and its temporal variability. Latitudinal and longitudinal variations as well as the annual cycle and inter-annual variability were analyzed for the tropopause altitude and temperature.