SPARC Science update: 13 October – 19 October

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


Climate change: Does international research fulfill global demands and necessities? By D. Klingelhöfer et al. in Environmental Sciences Europe.


21st century trends in mixing barriers and eddy transport in the lower stratosphere. By M. Abalos and A. De la Camara in the Geophysical Research Letters.

Impact of the eruption of Mt Pinatubo on the chemical composition of the stratosphere. By M. Kilian, S. Brinkop, and P. Jöckel in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Seasonal Forecasts of the Exceptional Northern Hemisphere Winter of 2020. By S.H. Lee et al. in the Geophysical Research Letters.

Responses of the East Asian summer monsoon to aerosol forcing in CMIP5 models: The role of upper‐tropospheric temperature change. By J. Mu and Z. Wang in the International Journal of Climatology.

Arctic Ozone Loss in March 2020 and Its Seasonal Prediction in CFSv2: A Comparative Study with the 1997 and 2011 Cases. By J. Rao and C.I. Garfinkel in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Reconciling the climate and ozone response to the 1257 CE Mount Samalas eruption. By D.C. Wade et al. in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Dependence of atmospheric transport into the Arctic on the meridional extent of the Hadley cell. By H. Yang et al. in the Geophysical Research Letters.


Discussion papers – open for comment

On a new assessment method for long-term chemistry-climate simulations in the UTLS based on IAGOS data: application to MOCAGE CCMI-REFC1SD simulation. By Y. Cohen et al. in Geoscientific Model Development