SPARC Science update: 17 November – 23 November

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


Sensitivity of the Southern Hemisphere circumpolar jet response to Antarctic ozone depletion: prescribed versus interactive chemistry. By S. Haase et al. in Atmospheric Cemistry and Physics.

Skewness of Temperature Data Implies an Abrupt Change in the Climate System Between 1985 and 1991. By A. Skelton, N. Kirchner, and I. Kockum in the Geophysical Research Letters.

Zonal asymmetry of the QBO temperature signal in the tropical tropopause region. By S. Tegtmeier et al. in the Geophysical Research Letters.

Increase in Lower Stratospheric Water Vapor in the Past 100 Years Related to Tropical Atlantic Warming. By F. Xie et al. in the Geophysical Research Letters.


Discussion papers – open for comment:

Overview and update of the SPARC Data Initiative: Comparison of stratospheric composition measurements from satellite limb sounders. By M.I. Hegglin et al. in Earth System Science Data.

Indicators of Antarctic ozone depletion: 1979 to 2019. By G.E. Bodeker and S. Kremser in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.