SPARC Science update: 13 January – 19 January

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


Probabilities of causation of climate changes. By A. Hannart and P. Naveau in the Journal of Climate.

Global Average Temperatures in 2017 Continued Upward Trend. By. J. Wendel (Editorial) in Earth & Space Science News (EOS).

A closer look at the relationships between meridional mass circulation pulses in the stratosphere and cold air outbreak patterns in northern hemispheric winter. By Y. Yu et al. in Climate Dynamics.

Effect of gravity waves from small islands in the Southern Ocean on the Southern Hemisphere atmospheric circulation. By C.I. Garfinkel and L.D. Oman in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Process-level improvements in CMIP5 models and their impact on tropical variability, the Southern Ocean, and monsoons. By A. Laurer et al. in Earth System Dynamics.

The GEWEX Water Vapor Assessment archive of water vapour products from satellite observations and reanalyses. By M. Schröder et al. in Earth System Science Data.


Discussion papers – open for comment

Reanalysis intercomparisons of stratospheric polar processing diagnostics. By Z.D. Lawrence, G.L. Manney, and K. Wargan in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions