Corey Clapp's Publications

Clapp, C. E., &  Anderson, J. G. ( 2019).  Modeling the effect of potential nitric acid removal during convective injection of water vapor over the Central United States on the chemical composition of the lower stratosphere. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres,  124,  9743-9770.

Tropopause‐penetrating convection is a frequent seasonal feature of the Central United States climate. This convection presents the potential for consistent transport of water vapor into the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere (UTLS) through the lofting of ice, which then sublimates. Water vapor enhancements associated with convective ice lofting have been observed in both in situ and...

Clapp, C. E., Smith, J. B., Bedka, K. M. & Anderson, J. G. (in press). Identifying Source Regions of Warm Season North American Cross-tropopause Convection and of the Distribution of Convective Outflow. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.


Clapp, C. E. & Anderson, J. G. (in preparation). Modeling the effect of gravity wave temperature perturbations on chlorine activation in the lower stratosphere. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.


Anderson, J. G. & Clapp, C. E. (2018). Coupling free radical catalysis, climate change, and human health. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 20 (16), 10569–10587. DOI: 10.1039/C7CP08331A.


We present the chain of mechanisms linking free radical catalytic loss of stratospheric ozone, specifically over the central United States in summer, to increased climate forcing by CO2 and CH4 from fossil fuel use. This case directly engages detailed knowledge, emerging from in situ aircraft observations over the polar regions in winter, defining the temperature and water vapor dependence of the...

Smith, J. B., D. M. Wilmouth, K. M. Bedka, K. P. Bowman, C. R. Homeyer, J. A. Dykema, M. R. Sargent, C. Clapp, S. S. Leroy, D. S. Sayres, J. M. Dean-Day, T. P. Bui, and J. G. Anderson (2017), A case-study of convectively sourced water vapor observed in the overworld stratosphere over the United States, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 122, doi:10.1002/2017JD026831.

On 27 August 2013, during the Studies of Emissions and Atmospheric Composition, Clouds and Climate Coupling by Regional Surveys field mission, NASA's ER‐2 research aircraft encountered a region of enhanced water vapor, extending over a depth of approximately 2 km and a minimum areal extent of 20,000 km2 in the stratosphere (375 K to 415 K potential temperature), south of...