A selection of new science articles from the past week of interest to the SPARC community (a SPARC Office choice).
No time to chop funding for a pivotal climate programme. Nature editorial.
The SPARC water vapour assessment II: comparison of annual, semi-annual and quasi-biennial variations in stratospheric and lower mesospheric water vapour observed from satellites. By S. Lossow et al. in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques.
The contribution of internal and model variabilities to the uncertainty in CMIP5 decadal climate predictions. By E. Strohbach and G. Bel in Climate Dynamics.
An Atlantic streamer in stratospheric ozone observations and SD-WACCM simulation data. By K. Hocke et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.
Variations of Northern Hemisphere Storm Track and Extratropical Cyclone Activity Associated with the Madden-Julian Oscillation. By Y. Gao et al. in the Journal of Climate.
HEPPA-II model–measurement intercomparison project: EPP indirect effects during the dynamically perturbed NH winter 2008–2009. By B. Funke et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.
Impacts of storm track variations on winter time extreme weather events over the continental US. By C.-G. Ma and E.K.M. Chang in the Journal of Climate.
Atmospheric response to Arctic and Antarctic sea ice: the importance of ocean-atmosphere coupling and the background state. By D.M. Smith et al. in the Journal of Climate.
The complex behavior of El Niño winter 2015-2016. By F.M. Palmeiro et al. in Geophysical Research Letters.
Skillful prediction of multi-decadal variations in volcanic forcing. By A. Tuel et al. in Geophysical Research Letters.
Tropospheric dry layers in the tropical western Pacific: comparisons of GPS radio occultation with multiple data sets. By T. Rieckh et al. in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques.
Discussion papers – open for comment
Regional temperature change potentials for short lived climate forcers from multiple models. By B. Aamaas et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions.
Reconciling differences in stratospheric ozone composites. By W.T. Ball et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions.
The influence of deep convection on HCHO and H2O2 in the upper troposphere over Europe. By H. Bozem et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions.