Science Update: 21-27 March

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

A comprehensive observational filter for satellite infrared limb sounding of gravity waves. By Q.T. Trinh et al. in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques.

Seasonal changes in the tropospheric carbon monoxide profile over the remote Southern Hemisphere evaluated using multi-model simulations and aircraft observations. By J.A. Fisher et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Investigating bias in the application of curve fitting programs to atmospheric time series. By P.A. Pickers and A.C. Manning in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques.

Solar Signals in CMIP-5 Simulations: The Ozone Response. By L.L. Hood et al. in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society.

Reference upper-air observations for climate: From concept to reality. By G.E. Bodeker et al. in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

North Atlantic storm-track sensitivity to warming increases with model resolution. By J. Wilson et al. in the Journal of Climate.

Energetic particle induced intra-seasonal variability of ozone inside the Antarctic polar vortex observed in satellite data. By T. Fytterer et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Stratospheric photolysis produces large ‘clumped’ isotope perturbation in tropospheric nitrous oxide. By J.A. Schmidt and M.S. Johnson in Geophysical Research Letters.

Inter-Calibration of Microwave Temperature Sounders using Radio Occultation Measurements. By O. Isoz et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Discussion Papers – open for comment

Past changes in the vertical distribution of ozone – Part 3: Analysis and interpretation of trends. By N.R.P. Harris et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions.

Effect of gravity wave temperature fluctuations on homogeneous ice nucleation in the tropical tropopause layer. By T. Dinh et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions.

A tropospheric chemistry reanalysis for the years 2005–2012 based on an assimilation of OMI, MLS, TES and MOPITT satellite data. By K. Miyazaki et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions.