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