SPARC Science update: 22 December – 4 January

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


Tracking the stratosphere‐to‐surface impact of Sudden Stratospheric Warmings. By R.J. Hall et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Atmospheric blocking events: a review. By A.R. Lupo in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

Orbital forcing strongly influences seasonal temperature trends during the last millennium. By L.J. Lücke et al. in the Geophysical Research Letters.

Increased turbulence in the Eurasian upper‐level jet stream in winter: past and future. By Y. Lv et al. in Earth and Space Science.

Forecasts of “normal”. By S.J. Mason, C.A.T. Ferro, and W.A. Landman in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society.

Determining Gravity Wave Sources and Propagation in the Southern Hemisphere by Ray‐Tracing AIRS Measurements. By J.A. Perrett et al. in the Geophysical Research Letters.

Long‐Term Variability and Tendencies in Middle Atmosphere Temperature and Zonal Wind From WACCM6 Simulations During 1850–2014. By K. Ramesh et al. in the Journal of geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Influence of High Latitude Sudden Stratospheric Warming on Tropical Weather: Observations from a 205 MHz Stratosphere Troposphere Radar and Surface Meteorological Parameters. By R. Remya et al. in Earth and Space Science.

Quantifying the tropical upper tropospheric warming amplification using radio occultation measurements. By P. Vergados et al. in Earth and Space Science.