SPARC Science update: 22 November – 28 November

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

NASA’s drifting climate satellites could find new life as wildfire and storm watchers. By P. Voosen in Science.

Australian wildfires depleted the ozone layer. By R.J. Salawitch and L.A. McBride in Science.

Enhanced sulfur in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere in spring 2020. By L. Tomsche et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

The evolution and dynamics of the Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha’apai sulfate aerosol plume in the stratosphere. By B. Legras et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Extratropical Stratospheric Air Intrusions Over the Western North Pacific and the Genesis of Downstream Monsoon Low-Pressure Systems. By S. Vishnupriya, E. Suhas, and S. Sandeep in the Geophysical Research Letters.

Tropospheric Gravity Waves as Observed by the High-Resolution China Radiosonde Network and Their Potential Sources. By J. Zhang et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres

Discussion papers – open for comment:

The evolution of deep convective systems and their associated cirrus outflows. By G.A. Horner and E. Gryspeerdt in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.