SPARC Science update: 7 July – 13 July

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


Estimating and Reporting Uncertainties in Remotely Sensed Atmospheric Composition and Temperature. By T. von Clarmann et al. in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques.

Major Volcanic Eruptions and their impacts on Southern Hemisphere temperatures during the late‐19th and 20th centuries, as simulated by CMIP5 models. By P.J. Harvey, S.W. Grab, and J. Malherbe in the Geophysical Reearch Letters.

Unveiling assumptions through interdisciplinary scrutiny: Observations from the German Priority Program on Climate Engineering (SPP 1689). By J. Kreuter et al. in Climatic Change.

A robust relationship between multidecadal global warming rate variations and the Atlantic Multidecadal Variability. By Z. Li et al. in Climate Dynamics.

Normal mode perspective on the 2016 QBO disruption: evidence for a basic state regime transition. By B. Raphaldini et al. in the Geophysical Research Letters.

Feature-Based Jet Variability in the Upper Troposphere. By C. Spensberger and T. Spengler in the Journal of the Climate.

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.

Mysterious Engine of the Madden‐Julian Oscillation. By C. Zhang in Earth and Space Science News.


Discussion papers – open for comment:


Impact of Lagrangian Transport on Lower-Stratospheric Transport Time Scales in a Climate Model. By E. Charlesworth et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

PSCs initiated by mountain waves in a global chemistry-climate model: A missing piece in fully modelling polar stratospheric ozone depletion. By A. Orr et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.