SPARC Science update: 23 June – 29 June

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


Simplified SAGE II ozone data usage rules. By S. Kremser, L. Thomason and L.J. Bird in Earth System Science Data.

Current and Emerging Developments in Subseasonal to Decadal Prediction. By W.J. Merryfield et al. in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

The Southern Hemisphere Minor Sudden Stratospheric Warming in September 2019 and its predictions in S2S Models. By J. Rao et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Antarctic ozone enhancement during the 2019 sudden stratospheric warming event. By S. Satieddine et al. in the Geophysical Research Letters.


Discussion papers – open for comment:

A Methodology for Attributing the Role of Climate Change in Extreme Events: A Global Spectrally Nudged Storyline. By L. van Garderen, F. Feser, and T.G. Shepherd in Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences.

Strong variability of the Asian Tropopause Aerosol Layer (ATAL) in August 2016 at the Himalayan foothills. By S. Hanumanthu et al. in Atmosphreic Chemistry and Physics.

Convective uplift of pollution from the Sichuan basin into the Asian monsoon anticyclone during the StratoClim aircraft campaign. By K.-O. Lee et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Scant evidence for a volcanically forced winter warming over Eurasia following the Krakatau eruption of August 1883. By L.M. Polvani and S.J. Camargo in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Evaluation of polar stratospheric clouds in the global chemistry-climate model SOCOLv3.1 by comparison with CALIPSO spaceborne lidar measurements. By M. Steiner et al. in Geoscientific Model Development.