SPARC Science update: 28 July – 3 August

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


Numerical impacts on tracer transport: A proposed intercomparison test of Atmospheric General Circulation Models. By A. Gupta, E.P. gerber, and P.H. Lauritzen in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society.

Predictability of European winter 2019/20: Indian Ocean dipole impacts on the NAO. By S.C. Hardiman et al. in the Atmospheric Science Letters.

Representation of the equatorial stratopause semiannual oscillation in global atmospheric reanalyses. By Y. Kawatani et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

A statistical analysis of the energy dissipation rate estimated from the PMWE spectral width in the Antarctic. By M. Kohma et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Differing responses of the quasi-biennial oscillation to artificial SO2 injections in two global models. By U. Niemeier, J.H. Richter, and S. Tilmes in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

North Atlantic climate far more predictable than models imply. By D.M. Smith et al. in nature.

Can the Madden‐Julian oscillation affect the Antarctic total column ozone? By C. Yang et al. in the Geophysical Research Letters.

The Key Role of Coupled Chemistry–Climate Interactions in Tropical Stratospheric Temperature Variability. By S. Yook et al. in the Journal of the Climate.


The QBO community paper: The SPARC Quasi Biennial Oscillation initiative is now available online.