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Coming soon: Early-bird registration deadline for the SPARC General Assembly in Kyoto: 1 July 2018

The early-bird registration deadline is 1 July 2018. Register now to use the discount rate of 50.000 JPY.

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Regular conference fee (for registration after 1 July) is 60.000 JPY. On-site registration rate: 70.000 JPY.

Remember: There are special offers for those who want to join the last days of the Future Earth International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) 2018 Science Conference. Discount rates are available for participants of the IGAC conference, who only attend the first days of the SPARC General Assembly.

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SPARC Science update: 2 June – 8 June

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

Outcomes of the Second Pan-GASS Meeting (“Understanding and Modelling Atmospheric Processes”) on 26 February – 2 March 2018 in Lorne, Victoria, Australia:
Future Community Efforts in Understanding and Modeling Atmospheric Processes. By X. Zeng et al. in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

Correlation between system and observation errors in data assimilation. By T. berry and T. Sauer in the Monthly Weather Review.

Differences in Vertical Structure of the Madden‐Julian Oscillation Associated With the Quasi‐Biennial Oscillation. By H. Hendon and S. Abhik in the Geophysical Research Letters.

The MJO‐SSW Teleconnection: Interaction Between MJO‐Forced Waves and the Midlatitude Jet. By W. Kang and E. Tziperman in the Geophysical Research Letters.

Nonlinear Response of the Stratosphere and the North Atlantic‐European Climate to Global Warming. By E. Manzini, A. Yu. Karpechko , and L. Kornblueh in the Geophysical Research Letters.

Revisiting the mystery of recent stratospheric temperature trends. By A.C. Maycock et al. in the Geophysical Research Letters.

Nature article: ‘Obstacles facing Africa’s young climate scientists’

Read this recently published nature article on the challenges African scientists face. The authors are part of the YESS community, supporting early career researchers.

In the article, YESS members from Africa are expressing their views on challenges, solutions & opportunities for their continent with regard to Earth system science in the context of climate change.

Find the article here.

(If you don’t have access to nature articles, please contact the SPARC office)

SPARC Science update: 26 May – 1 June

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

 

Forcing the East Asian summer monsoon. By H. Jesse Smith in Science.

On the Cause of Recent Variations in Lower Stratospheric Ozone. By M.P. Chipperfield et al. in the Geophysical Research Letters.

The Impact of Stratospheric Ozone Feedbacks on Climate Sensitivity Estimates. By P.J. Nowack et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Large-scale tropospheric transport in the Chemistry–Climate Model Initiative (CCMI) simulations. By C. Orbe et al. in Atmospherc Chemistry and Physics.

Convective Hydration of the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere. By M.R. Schoeberl et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

The downward influence of uncertainty in the Northern Hemisphere stratospheric polar vortex response to climate change. By I.R. Simpson et al. in the Journal of Climate.

Effects of Different Stratospheric SO2 Injection Altitudes on Stratospheric Chemistry and Dynamics. By S. Tilmes et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Modulation of the MJO and North Pacific Storm Track Relationship by the QBO. By J. Wang et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Spatial and temporal variability of interhemispheric transport times. By X. Wu et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

 

Discussion papers open for comment:

Northern Hemisphere continental winter warming following the 1991 Mt. Pinatubo eruption: Reconciling models and observations. By L.M. Polvani, A. Banerjee, and A. Schmidt in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

SPARC Sciece Update: 19 May – 25 May

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

 

Atmospheric blocking as a traffic jam in the jet stream. By N. Nakamuraand C.S.Y. Huang in Science.

Trends of atmospheric circulation during singular hot days in Europe. By Aglaé Jézéquel et al. in the Environmental Research Letters.

A comparison of the momentum budget in reanalysis datasets during sudden stratospheric warming events. By P. Martineau et al in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

“The Interaction Between Deep Convection and Easterly Wave Activity over Africa: Convective Transitions and Mechanisms”. By A. Mekonnen, and W.B. Rossow in the Monthly Weather Review.

Interannual variability in the gravity wave drag – vertical coupling and possible climate links. By P. Šácha, J. Miksovsky, and P. Pisoft in Earth System Dynamics.

Influence of blocking on Northern European and Western Russian heatwaves in large climate model ensembles. By N. Schaller et al in the Environmental Research Letters.

Tropospheric jet response to Antarctic ozone depletion: An update with Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative (CCMI) models. By S-W Son et al in the Environmental Research Letters

The Excitation of Secondary Gravity Waves from Body Forces: Theory and Observation. By S.L. Vadas et al in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Numerical Modeling of the Excitation, Propagation, and Dissipation of Primary and Secondary Gravity Waves during Wintertime at McMurdo Station in the Antarctic. By S.L. Vadas and E. Becker in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

 

Discussion papers open for comment:

Long-range transport of volcanic aerosol from the 2010 Merapi tropical eruption to Antarctica. By X. Wue, S. Griessbach, and L. Hoffmann in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions

Joint Transnational Call for proposals: Assessment of Cross(X)-sectoral climate Impacts and pathways for Sustainable transformation (AXIS)

The ERA-NET Consortium AXIS (Assessment of Cross(X)-sectoral climate Impacts and pathways for Sustainable transformation) was created to promote cross-boundary, cross-community research with the overall goal to improve coherence, integration and robustness of climate impact research and connect it to societal needs. AXIS aims to overcome boundaries between science communities through promoting inter- or transdisciplinary research projects.

AXIS announces the launch of a Joint Transnational Call for proposals on 9 of April 2018 (17:00 CEST). It will be supported by at least 10 funding organisations from 9 European countries and co-funded by the European Commission (under Horizon 2020 Grant Agreement reference 776608). The call will have an indicative budget of 15 – 17 Mio. € to support international research projects of a duration of up to 3 years.

The AXIS joint call is structured into three interlinked themes:

1. Cross-sectoral and cross-scale climate change impact assessments

2. Integration of biophysical climate change impact estimates with economic models

3. Developing pathways to achieve the long-term objectives of the Paris Agreement, taking into account interactions with SDGs closely linked to SDG 13 (“climate action”).

Submission deadline pre-registrations:  18 June 2018, 17:00 CEST
Submission deadline full proposals:       8 October 2018, 17:00 CEST

Find the call for proposals as PDF

Find the PDF version of the announcement

For more information, please visit the JPI Climate Activities AXIS

SPARC Science Update: 11 May – 18 May

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

 

A new index for the wintertime southern hemispheric split jet. By S. Babian, J. Grieger, and U. Cubasch in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

On The Identification of Ozone Recovery. By K.A. Stone, S. Solomon, and D.E. Kinnison in the Geophysical Research Letters.

The Stratosphere and Its Role in Tropical Teleconnections. By S. Osprey, M- Geller, and S. Yoden in Earth and Space Science News.

A novel method for the extraction of local gravity wave parameters from gridded three-dimensional data: description, validation, and application. By L. Schoon and C. Zülicke in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Stratospheric Injection of Brominated Very Short‐Lived Substances: Aircraft Observations in the Western Pacific and Representation in Global Models. By P.A. Wales et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Recent decline in extratropical lower stratospheric ozone attributed to circulation changes. Ba K. Wargan et al. in the Geophysical Research Letters.

 

Discussion papers open for comment:

Lagrangian simulation of ice particles and resulting dehydration in the polar winter stratosphere. By I. Tritscher et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions.

Call to host the WCRP International Project Office for the Climate and Cryosphere

The World Climate Research Programme is soliciting offers to host an International Project Office (IPO) to coordinate its cryospheric activities from 1st January 2019 onward.

Prospective host institutions and sponsoring organizations are invited to view and download the full call for hosting the CliC IPO from

https://www.wcrp-climate.org/news/wcrp-news/1319-call-for-expressions-of-interest-to-host-the-wcrp-international-project-office-for-the-climate-and-cryosphere

Letters of intent to host the CliC IPO should be sent to Dr Mike Sparrow (tni.o1529583651mw@wo1529583651rraps1529583651m1529583651) by 1st September 2018

 

Background information: 

The Climate and Cryosphere Core Project (CliC) of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) serves as the focal point for climate science related to the cryosphere, its variability and change, and interaction with the broader climate system.

All WCRP IPOs, including CliC, will play a paramount role in refining and implementing WCRP’s upcoming 2019-2029 strategy, including their own strategic contributions to the programme.

CliC activities have resulted in a wealth of cutting-edge research, valuable data products, and innovative use of models to project changes in the Polar Regions and other frozen areas globally.

Past host institutions of the CliC office have consistently benefited from elevated international exposure as well as increased leverage in national and international funding and partnership opportunities. The CliC International Project Office can act as a focus for cryosphere research in its host institution and country and through its network, infrastructure and expertise, can facilitate international research collaboration.

             

Upcoming deadline for registration to the Tri-MIP-athlon workshop in Reading

The registration deadline for the upcoming Tri-MIP-Athlon workshop is 18 May 2018.

The Tri-MIP-Athlon workshop a Joint AerChemMIP / RFMIP / PDRMIP Workshop in Support of CMIP6.

Dates: 11-15 June 2018

Venue: University of Reading, Reading, UK

Theme: New Science opportunities from CMIP6 multi-model forcing response experiments.

 

Find more information on the conference webpage or in the third announcement.