SPARC Science update: 14 May –20 May

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


Robust climate change research: a review on multi-model analysis. By H. Duan et al. in the Environmental Research Letters.

Diagnostics of a WN2‐type Major Sudden Stratospheric Warming Event in February 2018 using a new Three‐Dimensional Wave Activity Flux. By Y. Harada et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Gravity waves in the winter stratosphere over the Southern Ocean: high-resolution satellite observations and 3-D spectral analysis. By N.P. Hindley et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

How does cloud overlap affect the radiative heating in the tropical upper troposphere/lower stratosphere? By E. Johansson et al. in the Geophysical Research Letters.

An Analysis of the Hines and Warner‐McIntyre‐Scinocca Nonorographic Gravity Wave Drag Parameterizations. By M. Majdzadeh and G.P. Klaassen in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society.

Detecting human influence on the temperature changes in Central Asia. By D. Peng et al. in Climate Dynamics.

Observation and attribution of temperature trends near the stratopause from HALOE. By E. Remsberg in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Variability of temperature and ozone in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere from multi-satellite observations and reanalysis data. By M. Shangguan, W. Wang, and S. Jin in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

A numerical process study on the rapid transport of stratospheric air down to the surface over western North America and the Tibetan Plateau. By B. Škerlak et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Multitimescale variations in modeled stratospheric water vapor derived from three modern reanalysis products. By M. Tao et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.