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  • Newman, P. A., and E. R. Nash, 2005: The unusual Southern Hemisphere winter of 2002. J. Atmos. Sci., 62,614628, doi:10.1175/JAS-3323.1.

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  • Sehra, P. S., 1975: Upper atmospheric thermal structure in Antarctica. Nature, 254, 401404, doi:10.1038/254401a0.

  • Sehra, P. S., 1976a: Antarctic atmosphere: Temperature exploration and seasonal variations. J. Geophys. Res., 81, 37153737, doi:10.1029/JC081i021p03715.

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  • Sehra, P. S., 1976b: Atmospheric circulation: Exploration over Antarctica and seasonal variations. Geophys. Res. Lett., 3, 669672, doi:10.1029/GL003i011p00669.

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  • Sehra, P. S., 1976c: Atmospheric structure: Exploration over Antarctica and interhemispheric comparison. Ph.D. dissertation, Gujarat University, 285 pp. [Available online at http://www.prl.res.in/~library/Sehra_P%20S_1976_abst.pdf.]

  • Sehra, P. S., 1979: Stratospheric circulation over Antarctica. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 54, 332340.

  • Sehra, P. S., cited 2009: Let us save our Earth—Timely warning by international scientist. [Available online at http://www.punjabjalandhar.info/2009/06/let-us-save-our-earth-timely-warning-by.html.]

  • Xanthakis, J., C. A. Zerefos, P. S. Sehra, C. Repapis, and C. Poulakos, 1981: Rocketsonde-derived stratospheric temperature changes associated with a major solar cosmic ray event. Astrophys. Space Sci., 74, 475480, doi:10.1007/BF00656449.

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  • 1 School of Climate Change and Agricultural Meteorology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, and Akal College of Science and Technology, Eternal University, Baru Sahib, Sirmour, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Corresponding author address: Dr. Parmjit Singh Sehra, c/o Dr. Bhupinder Sehra, S. Nihal Singh Pahwa Charitable Hospital Campus, Apt. B-2, Industrial Area-B, Ludhiana-141003, Punjab, India. E-mail: parmjitsinghsehra@hotmail.com

The original article that was the subject of this comment/reply can be found at http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JAS-3323.1.

Corresponding author address: Dr. Parmjit Singh Sehra, c/o Dr. Bhupinder Sehra, S. Nihal Singh Pahwa Charitable Hospital Campus, Apt. B-2, Industrial Area-B, Ludhiana-141003, Punjab, India. E-mail: parmjitsinghsehra@hotmail.com

The original article that was the subject of this comment/reply can be found at http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JAS-3323.1.

The first-documented major sudden stratospheric warming and cooling followed by rapid wind perturbations over Antarctica during the Southern Hemisphere 1972 winter and early spring was reported by me (Caffin 1975; Sehra 1975, 1976a,b,c, 1979, 2009), although the year 1972 was also very unusual as a major solar proton event had also occurred at that time, destroying ozone and causing cooling (Xanthakis et al. 1981). Newman and Nash (2005) owe an explanation for omitting my references from their paper irrespective of whether it satisfies the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) definition, as this warming and cooling was remarkably significant, and they had considered all available evidence.

Acknowledgments

The author dedicates his work to the sweet memory of his first teachers: Mrs. Satwinder Kaur (mother), Mr. Mohinder Singh Sehra (father), and Mr. Bir Singh Sehra (grandfather).

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  • Caffin, J. M., Ed., 1975: Indian scientist worked at Soviet Antarctic station. Antarctic, Vol. 7, No. 7, New Zealand Antarctic Society, Christchurch, New Zealand, 224–225. [Available online at http://www.antarctic.org.nz/pdf/Antarctic/Antarctic.V7.7.1975.pdf.]

  • Newman, P. A., and E. R. Nash, 2005: The unusual Southern Hemisphere winter of 2002. J. Atmos. Sci., 62,614628, doi:10.1175/JAS-3323.1.

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    • Export Citation
  • Sehra, P. S., 1975: Upper atmospheric thermal structure in Antarctica. Nature, 254, 401404, doi:10.1038/254401a0.

  • Sehra, P. S., 1976a: Antarctic atmosphere: Temperature exploration and seasonal variations. J. Geophys. Res., 81, 37153737, doi:10.1029/JC081i021p03715.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Sehra, P. S., 1976b: Atmospheric circulation: Exploration over Antarctica and seasonal variations. Geophys. Res. Lett., 3, 669672, doi:10.1029/GL003i011p00669.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Sehra, P. S., 1976c: Atmospheric structure: Exploration over Antarctica and interhemispheric comparison. Ph.D. dissertation, Gujarat University, 285 pp. [Available online at http://www.prl.res.in/~library/Sehra_P%20S_1976_abst.pdf.]

  • Sehra, P. S., 1979: Stratospheric circulation over Antarctica. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 54, 332340.

  • Sehra, P. S., cited 2009: Let us save our Earth—Timely warning by international scientist. [Available online at http://www.punjabjalandhar.info/2009/06/let-us-save-our-earth-timely-warning-by.html.]

  • Xanthakis, J., C. A. Zerefos, P. S. Sehra, C. Repapis, and C. Poulakos, 1981: Rocketsonde-derived stratospheric temperature changes associated with a major solar cosmic ray event. Astrophys. Space Sci., 74, 475480, doi:10.1007/BF00656449.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
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