SPARC Science update: 17 September –23 September

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


Modulation of the MJO‐Related Teleconnections by the QBO. By P.-N. Feng and H. Lin in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmosphers.

ENSO modulation of the QBO: Results from MIROC models with and without non-orographic gravity wave parameterization. By Y. Kawatani et al. in the Journal of Atmospheric Sciences.

The Horizontal Spectrum of Vertical Velocities near the Tropopause from Global to Gravity-Wave Scales. By U. Schumann in the Journal of Atmospheric Sciences.


Discussion papers – open for comments

Inconsistencies between chemistry climate model and observed lower stratospheric trends since 1998. By W.T. Ball et al. in Atmospheric Chemisty and Physics.

An observation-based climatology of middle atmospheric meridional circulation. By T. von Clarmann et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

A reassessment of the discrepancies in the annual variation of δD-H2O in the tropical lower stratosphere between the MIPAS and ACE-FTS satellite data sets. By S. Lossow et al. in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques.

ESMValTool v2.0 – Technical overview. By M. Righi et al. in Geoscientific Model Development.