SPARC Science update: 21 August – 27 August

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


The IPCC and the new map of science and politics. By S. Beck and M. Mahoney in Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews (WIREs) Climate Change.

Teleconnection stationarity, variability and trends of the Southern Annular Mode (SAM) during the last millennium. By C. Dätwyler et al. in Climate Dynamics.

Momentum Flux of Convective Gravity Waves Derived from an Offline Gravity Wave Parameterization. Part II: Impacts on the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation (QBO). By M-J. Kang et al. in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences.

BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN CLIMATE AND WEATHER. By S. Sandgathe et al. in the Bulletin of the American meteorological Society.

TPVTrack v1.0: A watershed segmentation and overlap correspondence method for tracking tropopause polar vortices. By N. Szapiro and S. Cavallo in Geoscientific Model Development.

The impact of boreal summer ENSO events on tropical lower stratospheric ozone. By O.V. Tweedy et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.


Discussion papers open for comment:

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

Comparison of Antarctic polar stratospheric cloud observations by ground-based and spaceborne lidars and relevance for Chemistry Climate Models. By M. Snels et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.