SPARC Science update: 14 January – 20 January

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


Tropical and mid-latitude teleconnections interacting with the Indian summer monsoon rainfall: a theory-guided causal effect network approach. By G. Di Capua et al. in Earth System Dynamics.

Analysis of the middle atmospheric ozone using SABER observations: a study over mid-latitudes in the northern and southern hemispheres. By V. Joshi et al. in Climate Dynamics.

Regional to Global Evolution of Impacts of Parameterized Mountain Wave Drag in the Lower Stratosphere. By C.G. Kruse in the Journal of the Climate.

A history of the global carbon budget. By B. Lahn in WIRES Climate Change.

Spontaneous inertia‐gravity wave emission from a nonlinear critical layer in the stratosphere. By I. Polichtchouk and R.K. Scott in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society.

Predicting the Downward and Surface Influence of the February 2018 and January 2019 Sudden Stratospheric Warming events in Subseasonal to Seasonal (S2S) Models. By J. Rao, C.I. Garfinkel and I.P. White in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

The UK Environmental Change Network datasets – integrated and co-located data for long-term environmental research (1993–2015). By S. Rennie et al. in Earth System Science Data.

Response of the quasi‐biennial oscillation to a warming climate in global climate models. By J.H. Richter et al. in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society.



Discussion papers – open for comment:

A Raman Lidar Tropospheric Water Vapour Climatology and Height-Resolved Trend Analysis over Payerne Switzerland. By S. Hicks-Jalali et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Propagation of gravity waves and its effects on pseudomomentum flux in a sudden stratospheric warming event. By I.-S. Song et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

A tropospheric pathway of the stratospheric quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) impact on the boreal winter polar vortex. By K. Yamazaki et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.