SPARC Science update: 17 December – 23 December

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


Divergent consensuses on Arctic amplification influence on midlatitude severe winter weather. By J. Cohen et al. in nature climate change.

Unanticipated Side Effects of Stratospheric Albedo Modification Proposals Due to Aerosol Composition and Phase. By D.J. Cziczo et al. in nature scientific reports.

Effects of AO on the interdecadal oscillating relationship between the ENSO and East Asian winter monsoon. By C. Dong, S. Jianqi, and G. Ya in the International Journal of Climatology.

Long‐Term Changes in the Northern Midwinter Middle Atmosphere in Relation to the Quasi‐Biennial Oscillation. By A. Gabriel in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Gravity waves in the winter stratosphere over the Southern Ocean: high-resolution satellite observations and 3-D spectral analysis. By N.P. Hindley et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Observed Relationships Between Sudden Stratospheric Warmings and European Climate Extremes. By A.D. King et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

So what’s in an Earth System Model? By C.D. Jones in the Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems.

The efficiency of transport into the stratosphere via the Asian and North American summer monsoon circulations. By X. Yan et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.


Discussion articles – open for comments:

Confinement of air in the Asian monsoon anticyclone and pathways of convective air to the stratosphere during summer season. By B. Legras and S. Bucci in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

The vertical Structure and spatial Variability of lower tropospheric Water Vapor and Clouds in the Trades. By A.K. Naumann and C. Kiemle in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Vertical wind profiling from troposphere to the lower mesosphere based on high resolution heterodyne near-infrared spectroradiometry. By A.V. Rodin et al. in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques.

40 years High Arctic climatological dataset of the Polish Polar Station Hornsund (SW Spitsbergen, Svalbard). By T. Wawrzyniak and M. Osuch in Earth System Science Data.