SPARC Science update: 11 February – 17 February

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


Little influence of Arctic amplification on mid-latitude climate. By A. Dai and M. Song in nature: climate change.

Effects of missing gravity waves on stratospheric dynamics; part 1: climatology. By R. Eichinger et al. in Climate Dynamics.

Environmental catastrophes, climate change, and attribution. By E.A. Lloyd and T.G. Shepherd in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

Boreal winter stratospheric variability in EC-EARTH: High-Top versus Low-Top. By F. Palmeiro et al. in Climate Dynamics.

Describing the relationship between a weather event and climate change: a new statistical approach. By A. Ribes, S. Thao, and J. Cattiaux in the Journal of the Climate.

Response of middle atmospheric temperature to the 27 d solar cycle: an analysis of 13 years of microwave limb sounder data. By P. Rong et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Tropical widening: From global variations to regional impacts. By P.W. Staten et al. in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

Gravity wave excitation during the coastal transition of an extreme katabatic flow in Antarctica. By É. Vignon et al. in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences.

Independent and Joint Influences of Eastern Pacific El Niño–Southern Oscillation and Quasi‐biennial Oscillation on Northern Hemispheric Stratospheric Ozone. By F. Xie et al. in the International Journal of Climatology.