SPARC Science Update: 20 November – 26 November

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


Stratospheric Connection to the Abrupt End of the 2016/2017 Iberian Drought. By B. Ayarzagüena et al. in the Geophysical Research Letters.

Climate data empathy. By S. Brönnimann and J. Wintzer in WIREs Climate Change.

Response of Arctic ozone to sudden stratospheric warmings. By A. de la Cámara et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Reconstructing climatic modes of variability from proxy records: sensitivity to the methodological approach. By S. Michel et al. in Geoscientific Model Development.

Climate, weather, and water in history. By R.A. Morgan in WIREs Climate Change.

Global Climatologies of Fronts, Airmass Boundaries, and Airstream Boundaries: Why the Definition of “Front” Matters. By C.M. Thomas and D.M. Schultz in the Monthly Weather Review.

Polar amplification dominated by local forcing and feedbacks. By M.F. Stuecker et al. in Nature Climate Change.

The vertical wave number spectra of potential energy density in the stratosphere deduced from the COSMIC satellite observation. By Y.Y. Yan et al. in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society.

Intermodel differences in upwelling in the tropical tropopause layer among CMIP5 models. By K. Yoshida, R. Mizuta, and O. Arakawa in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.


Discussion papers – open for comment:

Convective hydration in the tropical tropopause layer during the StratoClim aircraft campaign: Pathway of an observed hydration patch. By K.-O. Lee et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.