SPARC Science update: 6 November – 12 November

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


Data assimilation strategies for state dependent observation error variances. By C.H. Bishop in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society.

Heterogeneity of scaling of the observed global temperature data. By S. Blesić, D. Zanchettin, and A. Rubino in the Journal of the Climate.

The role of the nonlinearity of the Stefan-Boltzmann law on the structure of radiatively forced temperature change. By M. Henry and T.M. Merlis in the Journal of the Climate.

Mean precipitation change from a deepening troposphere. By N. Jeevanjee and D.M. Romps in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Characteristics of Atmospheric Wave‐Induced Laminae Observed by Ozonesondes at the Southern Tip of South America. By H. Ohyama et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Inertia‐Gravity Waves Revealed in Radiosonde Data at Jang Bogo Station, Antarctica (74°37’S, 164°13’E). Part I: Characteristics, Energy, and Momentum Flux. By J.-H. Yoo et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.


Discussion papers – open for comment:

Unravelling the microphysics of polar mesospheric cloud formation. By D. Duft, M. nachbar, and T. Leisner in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.