SPARC Science update: 12 February – 18 February

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


DATeS: a highly extensible data assimilation testing suite v1.0. By A. Attia and A. Sandu in Geoscientific Model Development.

The Upper Stratospheric Solar Cycle Ozone Response. By W.T. Ball et al. in the Geophysical Research Letters.

Atmospheric circulation modulates the spatial variability of temperature in the Atlantic‐Arctic region. By O. Champagne et al. in the International Journal of Climatology.

S2S reboot: An argument for greater inclusion of machine learning in subseasonal to seasonal forecasts. By J. Cohen et al. in WIREs Climate Change.

Seasonal and diurnal variability in O3, black carbon, and CO measured at the Rwanda Climate Observatory. By H. Langley DeWitt et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

A thermodynamic climatology of the disturbed stratospheric polar vortex. By T.S. Ehrmann and S.J. Colucci in the International Journal of Climatology.

Embracing the complexity of extreme weather events when quantifying their likelihood of recurrence in a warming world. By L.J. Harrington et al. in the Environmental Research Letters.

11 Years of Rayleigh Lidar Observations of Gravity Wave Activity Above the Southern Tip of South America. By P. Llamedo et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Improved decadal prediction of Northern-Hemisphere summer land temperature. By B. Wu et al. in Climate Dynamics.

Change Point Analysis of Global Temperature Records. By M. Yu and E. Ruggieri in the International Journal of Climatology.

Relationship between Asian monsoon strength and transport of surface aerosols to the Asian Tropopause Aerosol Layer (ATAL): interannual variability and decadal changes. By C. Yuan et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.