A selection of new science articles from the past week of interest to the SPARC community (a SPARC Office choice).
How Earth-observation scientists are weathering budget cuts and political scepticism. By K.J. Kent in Nature.
State of the Climate in 2017. By G. Hatfield, J. Blunden, and D.S. Arndt in the Bulletin of the American meteorological Society.
A Look at 2017: Takeaway Points from the State of the Climate Supplement. By G. Hatfield, J. Blunden, and D.S. Arndt in the Bulletin of the American meteorological Society.
Practical ensemble-based approaches to estimate atmospheric background-error covariances for limited-area deterministic data assimilation. By J. Bédard et al. in the Monthly Weather Review.
Combined Influence of the Arctic Oscillation and the Scandinavia Pattern on Spring Surface Air Temperature Variations Over Eurasia. By S. Chen et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.
Comparison of methods for extracting annual cycle with changing amplitude in climate series. By Q. Deng and Z. Fu in Climate Dynamics.
On the time evolution of climate sensitivity and future warming. By P. Goodwin in Earth’s Future.
Interannual oscillations and sudden shifts in observed and modeled climate. By S.V. Henriksson in the Atmospheric Science Letters.
Impact of cold surges on the Madden‐Julian oscillation propagation over the Maritime Continent. By B. Pang, R. Lu, and J. Ling in the Atmospheric Science Letters.
The North Atlantic Waveguide and Downstream Impact Experiment. By A. Schäfler et al. in the Bulletin of the American meteorological Society.
The North African coastal low level wind jet: a high resolution view. By P.M.M. Soares et al. in Climate Dynamics.
Discussion papers – open for comment:
Trends in the atmospheric water vapour estimated from GPS data for different elevation cutoff angles. By T. Ning and G. Elgered in Atmospheric measurement Techniques.