SPARC Science update: 3 February – 9 February

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


Rossby Wave Propagation into the Northern Hemisphere Stratosphere: The Role of Zonal Phase Speed. By D.I.V. Domeisen, O. Martius, and B. Jiménez-Esteve in the Geophysical Research Letters.

Seasonal persistence of circulation anomalies in the Southern Hemisphere stratosphere, and its implications for the troposphere. By N.J. Byrne and T.G. Shepherd in the Journal of Climate.

Weakly or strongly nonlinear mesoscale dynamics close to the tropopause? By Q. Li and E. Linborg in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences.

Global patterns of declining temperature variability from the Last Glacial Maximum to the Holocene. By K. Rehfeld, T. Münch, S.L. Ho, and T. Laepple in Nature.

Stratospheric Smoke With Unprecedentedly High Backscatter Observed by Lidars Above Southern France. By S.M. Khaykin et al. in the Geophysical Research Letters.

Satellite Observations of Stratospheric Gravity Waves Associated with the Intensification of Tropical Cyclones. By L. Hoffmann, X. Wu, and M.J. Alexander in the Geophysical Research Letters.

Mountain Wave Propagation under Transient Tropospheric Forcing A DEEPWAVE Case Study. By T.C. Portele et al. in the Monthly Weather Review.