SPARC Science update: 18 December – 24 December

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


S2S reboot: An argument for greater inclusion of machine learning in subseasonal to seasonal forecasts. By J. Cohen et al. in WIREs Climate Change.

On the Momentum Budget of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation in the Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model. By R.R. Garcia and J.H. Richter in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences.

Predicting Sudden Stratospheric Warming 2018 and its Climate Impacts with a Multi‐Model Ensemble. By A. Karpechko et al. in the Geophysical Research Letters.

The three atmospheric circulations over the Indian Ocean and the Maritime Continent and their modulation by the passage of the MJO. By D. Kuznetsova, T. Dauhut, and J.-P. Chaboureau in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences.

11 years of Rayleigh Lidar Observations of Gravity Wave Activity above the Southern Tip of South America. By P. Llamedo et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

High tropospheric ozone in Lhasa within the Asian summer monsoon anticyclone in 2013: influence of convective transport and stratospheric intrusions. By D. Li et al. in Atmocpheric Chemistry and Physics.

Verification of an Approximate Thermodynamic Equation with Application to Study on Arctic Stratospheric Temperature Changes. By R. Liu and Y. Fu in the Journal of the Atmoshperic Sciences.

Extreme cold wave over East Asia in January 2016: A possible response to the larger internal atmospheric variability induced by Arctic warming. By S. Ma and C. Zhu in the Journal of the Climate.

Madden–Julian oscillation changes under anthropogenic warming. By E.D. Maloney, Á.F. Adames, and H.X. Bui in Nature: Climate Change.


Discussion papers – open for comment:

The upper-atmosphere extension of the ICON general circulation model. By S. Borchert et al. in Geoscientific Model Development.

Characteristics of the tropical tropopause inversion layer using high-resolution temperature profiles retrieved from COSMIC GNSS Radio Occultation. By N. Noersomadi, T. Tsuda, and M. Fujiwara in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

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.