SPARC Science update: 10 November – 16 November

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


Shipborne lidar measurements showing the progression of the tropical reservoir of volcanic aerosol after the June 1991 Pinatubo eruption. By J.-C. Antuña-Marrero et al. in Earth System Science Data.

Structure, dynamics, and trace gases variability within the Asian summer monsoon anticyclone in extreme El Niño of 2015–16. By S. Ravindra Babu et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Evaluating the simulated radiative forcings, aerosol properties, and stratospheric warmings from the 1963 Mt Agung, 1982 El Chichón, and 1991 Mt Pinatubo volcanic aerosol clouds. By S.S. Dohmse et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Is solar geoengineering ungovernable? A critical assessment of governance challenges identified by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. By J.L. Reynolds in WIREs Climate Change.

Data Availability Principles and Practice. By A.K. Smith et al. in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences.

The response of stratospheric water vapor to climate change driven by different forcing agents. By X. Wang and A.E. Dessler in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.


Discussion papers – open for comment:

Measurement report: Regional trends of stratospheric ozone evaluated using the MErged GRIdded Dataset of Ozone Profiles (MEGRIDOP). By V.F. Sofieva et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.