SPARC Science update: 22 October –28 October

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


Highlight article (office choice):

The discovery of the Antarctic ozone hole

The unexpected discovery of a hole in the atmospheric ozone layer over the Antarctic revolutionized science — and helped to establish one of the most successful global environmental policies of the twentieth century.

By Susan Solomon in Nature News and Views

A Practical Assimilation Approach to Extract Smaller Scale Information from Observations with Spatially Correlated Errors: An Idealized Study. By J. Bédard and M. Buehner in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society.

Skilful real‐time seasonal forecasts of the dry Northern European Summer 2018. By N. Dunstone et al. in the Geosphysical Research Letters.

The impact of prescribed ozone in climate projections run with HadGEM3‐GC3.1. By S.C. Hardiman et al. in the Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems.

Signatures of the Arctic Stratospheric Ozone in Northern Hadley Circulation Extent and Subtropical Precipitation. By D. Hu, Z. Guan, and W. Tian in the Geophysical Research Letters.

The Canadian Arctic Weather Science Project: Introduction to the Iqaluit Site. By P. Joe et al. in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

Random trend errors in climate station data due to inhomogeneities. By R. Lindau and V. Venema in the International Journal of Climatology.

The 2019 New Year Stratospheric Sudden Warming and Its Real‐Time Predictions in Multiple S2S Models. By J. Rao et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.


Discussion papers – open for comment:

Stratospheric impact on the Northern Hemisphere winter and spring ozone interannual variability in the troposphere. By J. Liu et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.