Content - SPARC Science Update: 8-14 April

  • 21 April 2017

SPARC Science Update: 8-14 April

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

 

Impact of typhoons on the composition of the upper troposphere within the Asian summer monsoon anticyclone: the SWOP campaign in Lhasa 2013. By D. Li et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Changing trends and emissions of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and their hydrofluorocarbon (HFCs) replacements. By P.G. Simmonds et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Assessment of the ERA-Interim reanalysis winds using high-altitude stratospheric balloons. By F. Duruisseau et al. in the Journal of Atmospheric Sciences.

On the compensation between cloud feedback and cloud adjustment in climate models. By E.-S. Chung and B.J. Soden in Climate Dynamics.

Dynamics of the Disrupted 2015-16 Quasi-Biennial Oscillation. By L. Coy et al. in the Journal of Climate.

Wave events: climatology, trends, and relationship to Northern Hemisphere winter blocking and weather extremes. By P. Martineau et al. in the Journal of Climate.

A comprehensive overview of the climatological composition of the Asian summer monsoon anticyclone based on 10 years of Aura Microwave Limb Sounder measurements. By M.L. Santee et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Reproducibility of total ozone column monitoring by the Arosa Brewer spectrophotometer triad. By R. Stübi et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

The Influence of Atmospheric Cloud Radiative Effects on the Large-Scale Stratospheric Circulation. By Y. Li et al. in the Journal of Climate.

Spiral Gravity Waves Radiating From Tropical Cyclones. By D.S. Nolan and J.A. Zhang in Geophysical Research Letters.

The Balanced Radiative Effect of Tropical Anvil Clouds. By D.L. Hartmann and S.E. Berry in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Adaptive covariance relaxation methods for ensemble data assimilation: Experiments in the real atmosphere. By S. Kotsuki et al. in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society.

Using the moist static energy budget to understand storm track shifts across a range of timescales. By P. Barpanda and T.A. Shaw in the Journal of Atmospheric Sciences.

Lidar observations of stratospheric gravity waves from 2011 to 2015 at McMurdo (77.84° S, 166.69° E), Antarctica: Part I. Vertical wavelengths, periods, and frequency and vertical wavenumber spectra. By J. Zhao et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

 

Discussion papers - open for comment

Diagnosing the radiative and chemical contributions to future changes in tropical column ozone with the UM-UKCA chemistry-climate model. By J. Keeble et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions.

Climatology and Interannual Variability of Dynamic Variables in Multiple Reanalyses Evaluated by the SPARC Reanalysis Intercomparison Project (S-RIP). By C.S. Long et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions.

Mountain waves modulate the water vapor distribution in the UTLS. By R. Heller et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions.