SPARC Science update: 28 January – 03 February

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


A topography of climate change research. By M.W. Callaghan, J.C. Minx, and P.M. Forster in nature: climate change.


Dependence of sudden stratospheric warming type‐transition on preceding North Atlantic Oscillation conditions. By H. Choi et al. in the Atmospheric Science Letters.

Transport of short-lived halocarbons to the stratosphere over the Pacific Ocean. By M.T. Filus et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

The building blocks of Northern Hemisphere wintertime stationary waves. By C.I. Garfinkel et al. in the Journal of the Climate.

Quantitative detection of iodine in the stratosphere. By T.K. Koenig et al. in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).

Current and emerging developments in subseasonal to decadal prediction. By W.J. Merryfield et al. in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

Are contributions of emissions to ozone a matter of scale? – a study using MECO(n) (MESSy v2.50) By M. Mertens et al. in Geoscientific Model Development.

Convectively Forced Diurnal Gravity Waves in the Maritime Continent. By J.H. Ruppert, X. Chen, and F. Zhang in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences.

Assessing the impact of initialization on decadal prediction skill. By R. Sospedra-Alfonso and G.J. Boer in the Geophysical Research Letters.


Discussion Papers – open for comments:

Projecting ozone hole recovery using an ensemble of chemistry-climate models weighted by model performance and independence. By M. Amos et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Quantifying uncertainties of climate signals related to the 11–year solar cycle. Part I: Annual mean response in heating rates, temperature and ozone. By M. Kunze et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

The impact of weather pattern and related transport processes on aviation’s contribution to ozone and methane concentrations from NOx emissions. By S. Rosanka, C. Frömming, and V. grewe in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Seasonal stratospheric ozone trends over 2000–2018 derived from several merged data sets. By M.E. Szeląg et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.