SPARC Science update: 21 May –27 May

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


Seasonal characteristics of trace gas transport into the extratropical upper troposphere and lower stratosphere. By Y. Inai et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

As a climate researcher, should I change my air-travel habits? Career Column in Nature by S.E. Kjellman

Differences in potential and actual skill in a decadal prediction experiment. By G.J. Boer, V.V. Kharin, and W.J. Merryfield in Climate Dynamics.

The role of methane in future climate strategies: mitigation potentials and climate impacts. By M. Harmsen et al. in Climatic Changes.

Influence of ENSO and MJO on the zonal structure of tropical tropopause inversion layer using high-resolution temperature profiles retrieved from COSMIC GPS Radio Occultation. By Noersomadi, T. Tsuda, and M. Fujiwara in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Increase in CFC-11 emissions from eastern China based on atmospheric observations. By M. Rigby et al. in Nature.
See also: Nature-Interview with M. Rigby

Effects of the Madden–Julian Oscillation on 2-m air temperature prediction over China during boreal winter in the S2S database. By Y. Zhou et al. in Climate Dynamics.

A special issue on ENSO diversity has been published in Climate Dynamics.