SPARC Science update: 21 July – 27 July

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


Why Does a Colder (Warmer) Winter Tend to Be Followed by a Warmer (Cooler) Summer over Northeast Eurasia? By S. Chen et al. in the Journal of the Climate.

Overestimated acceleration of the advective Brewer‐Dobson circulation due to stratospheric cooling. Ba R. Eichinger and P. Šácha in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society.

Impact of convection on the upper-tropospheric composition (water vapor and ozone) over a subtropical site (Réunion island; 21.1° S, 55.5° E) in the Indian Ocean. By D. Héron et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

First Lidar Observations of Quasi‐Biennial Oscillation‐Induced Interannual Variations of Gravity Wave Potential Energy Density at McMurdo via a Modulation of the Antarctic Polar Vortex. By Z. Li et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Observations of Upper-Tropospheric Temperature Inversions in the Indian Monsoon and Their Links to Convectively Forced Quasi-Stationary Kelvin Waves. By R. Newton and W. Randel in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sceinces.

Robust Enhancement of Tropical Convective Activity by the 2019 Antarctic Sudden Stratospheric Warming. By S. Noguchi et al. in the Geophysical Research Letters.


Discussion Papers – open for comment:

First description and classification of the ozone hole over the Arctic in boreal spring 2020. By M. Dameris et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.