Science update: 25-31 October

A selection of new science articles of interest to the SPARC community from the past week (A SPARC Office choice).

An Objective Analysis of the QBO in ERA-Interim and the Community Atmosphere Model, Version 5. By A. Solomon et al. in Geophysical Research Letters.

The relevance of the location of blocking highs for stratospheric variability in a changing climate. By B. Ayarzagüena et al. in the Journal of Climate.

Can inertia-gravity waves persistently alter the tropopause inversion layer? By D. Kunkel et al. in Geophysical Research letters.

Signatures of Naturally Induced Variability in the Atmosphere using Multiple Reanalysis Datasets. By D.M. Mitchell et al. in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society.

COSPAR Meeting Announcement

"COSPAR 2015"

Title:
2nd Symposium of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR):
Water and Life in the Universe
“COSPAR 2015”

Date:
9 – 13 November 2015

Place:
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Contact:
COSPAR Secretariat, 2 place Maurice Quentin, 75039 Paris Cedex 01, France
Tel: +33 1 44 76 75 10
Fax: +33 1 44 76 74 37
cospar@cosparhq.cnes.fr
http://cosparbrazil2015.org/

Scientific Program Chair:
Dr. Othon Winter, UNESP – São Paulo State University

Abstract Deadline:
31 May 2015

Topics:

  • Space astronomy missions to detect ingredients for life and exoplanets in the universe: status of current and future approved missions and new proposals
  • Water and life in the universe and on Earth: impact on human consciousness and societies- Satellite and probe missions for water remote sensing on Earth, planets, and other celestial bodies
  • Water and Life in the Solar System- Water from chemical, biological, and physical perspectives
  • Role of water from the ground to the upper atmosphere
  • Astrobiology: habitability, synthesis of organics in ice, and prebiotic chemistry in liquid water
  • Water, organics and life support for human exploration in low Earth orbit, the Moon and beyond
  • Interdisciplinary lectures, keynote talks, public lectures

Selected papers published in Advances in Space Research and Life Sciences in Space Research, fully refereed journals with no deadlines open to all submissions in relevant fields.

Science Update: 11-24 October

Instrument concept of the imaging Fourier transform spectrometer GLORIA. By F. Friedl-Vallon et al. in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques.

Radiosonde observations of gravity waves in the lower stratosphere over Davis, Antarctica. By D.J. Murphy et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

The AeroCom evaluation and intercomparison of organic aerosol in global models. By K. Tsigaridis et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

The Structure and Dynamics of the Stratospheric Northern Annular Mode in CMIP5 Simulations. By Y.-Y. Lee and R.X. Black in the Journal of Climate.

The Life Cycle of a Sudden Stratospheric Warming from Infrasonic Ambient Noise Observations. By P.S.M. Smets and L.G. Evans in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Comparison of Fast In situ Stratospheric Hygrometer (FISH) measurements of water vapor in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere (UTLS) with ECMWF (re)analysis data. By A. Kunz et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Microphysical properties of synoptic-scale polar stratospheric clouds: in situ measurements of unexpectedly large HNO3-containing particles in the Arctic vortex. By S. Molleker et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Vertical distribution of gravity wave potential energy from long-term Rayleigh lidar data at a northern middle latitude site. By N. Mzé et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Northern Hemisphere mid-winter vortex-displacement and vortex-split stratospheric sudden warmings: Influence of the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Quasi-Biennial Oscillation. By C. Liu et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Intercomparison of vertically resolved merged satellite ozone data sets: interannual variability and long-term trends. By F. Tummon et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions.

The roles of deep convection and extratropical mixing in the Tropical Tropopause Layer: An in situ measurement perspective. By M.R. Sargent et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Intermittency in a stochastic parameterization of nonorographic gravity waves. By A de la Cámara et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

The Effects of Different Sudden Stratospheric Warming Type on the Ocean. By A. O’Callaghan et al. in Geophysical Research Letters.

Biases in Southern Hemisphere climate trends induced by coarsely specifying the temporal resolution of stratospheric ozone. By R.R. Neely et al. in Geophysical Research Letters.

Aerosol microphysics simulations of the Mt. Pinatubo eruption with the UM-UKCA composition-climate model. By S.S. Dhomse et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Conference "Our Common Future under Climate Change"

Call for parallel sessions – deadline 15 Nov 2014

The Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that the Call for Parallel Sessions for the Conference "Our Common Future under Climate Change" to be held in July 2015 at UNESCO, Paris (France) is now open.

The timeline is as follows:

– 6 October 2014: Opening of the Call for Parallel Sessions

– 15 November 2014: Deadline for the Call for Parallel Sessions

– Early/mid-December 2014: Notification to the selected Parallel Sessions Conveners

Proponents are encouraged to submit their proposals as soon as possible via the online submission form.

Find more information is on the conference website

Science Update: 4-10 October

Characteristics of gravity waves resolved by ECMWF. By P. Presusse et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Seasonal to decadal prediction of the winter North Atlantic Oscillation: emerging capability and future prospects. By D.M. Smith et al. in the Quaterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society.

Construction of merged satellite total O3 and NO2 time series in the tropics for trend studies and evaluation by comparison to NDACC SAOZ measurements. By M. Pastel et al. in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques.

Science Update: 27 September – 3 October

The AquaVIT-1 intercomparison of atmospheric water vapor measurement techniques. By D.W. Fahey et al. in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques.

Sensitivity of the Amundsen Sea Low to Stratospheric Ozone Depletion. By R.L. Fogt and E.A. Zbacnik in the Journal of Climate.

Representation errors and retrievals in linear and nonlinear data assimilation. By P. J. van Leeuwen in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society.

How sensitive is the recovery of stratospheric ozone to changes in concentrations of very short-lived bromocarbons? By X. Yang et al in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

An Emerging Precursor Signal in the Stratosphere in Recent Decades for the Indian Summer Monsoon Onset. By R. Ren and J. Hu in Geophysical Research Letters.