SPARC Science update: 21 April – 27 April

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


4Evaluation of Leading Modes of Climate Variability in the CMIP Archives. By J.T. Fasullo, A.S. Phillips, and C. Deser in the Journal of the Climate.

Eight lessons from COVID-19 to guide our climate response. By K.M. Artier in Eos.

Intercomparison of wind observations from the European Space Agency’s Aeolus satellite mission and the ALADIN Airborne Demonstrator. By O. Lux et al. in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques.

The co-evolution of technological promises, modelling, policies and climate change targets. By D. McLaren and N. Markusson in nature: climate change.

Regionally Varying Assessments of Upper-Level Tropical Width in Reanalyses and CMIP5 Models Using a Tropopause Break Metric. By E.R. Martin et al. in the Journal of the Climate.

Special issue: Advances in convection-permitting climate modelling. By A.F. Prein et al. in Climate Dynamics.

The South Asian Monsoon Circulation in Moist Isentropic Coordinates. By T.P. Sabin and O.M. Pauluis in the Journal of the Climate.

Zonally resolved water vapour coupling with tropical tropopause temperature: Seasonal and interannual variability, and influence of the Walker circulation. By K.V. Suneeth and S.S. Das in Climate Dynamics.

Earth 2020: Science, society, and sustainability in the Anthropocene. By P.D. Tortell in PNAS.

The Coupled Model Intercomparison Project: History, uses, and structural effects on climate research. By L. Touzé-Peiffer, A. Barberousse, and H. Le Treut in WIREs Climate Change.

Role of tropical variability in driving decadal shifts in the Southern Hemisphere summertime eddy-driven jet. By D. Yang et al. in the Journal of the Climate.


Discussion papers – open for comment:

ESD Reviews: mechanisms, evidence, and impacts of climate tipping elements. By S. Wang and Z. Hausfather in Earth System Dynamics