SPARC Science update: 24 September –30 September

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


The CMIP6 landscape. Editorial in Nature: Climate Change.

Application of the compressible, nonhydrostatic, balanced omega equation in estimating diabatic forcing for parameterization of inertia–gravity waves: Case study of moist baroclinic waves using WRF. By M. Haghighatnasab et al. in the Journal of Atmospheric Sciences.

Stratospheric Influences on the MJO-Induced Rossby Wave Train: Effects on Intraseasonal Climate. By L.L. Hood et al. in the Journal of the Climate.

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.

Core Concept: To improve weather and climate models, researchers are chasing atmospheric gravity waves. By A. Mann in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the Unted States of America (PNAS)


Discussion papers – open for comments:

A Comprehensive Assessment of Tropical Stratospheric Upwelling in Specified Dynamics CESM1.2.2 (WACCM). By N.A. Davis et al. in Geoscientific Model Development.

Bromine from short–lived source gases in the Northern Hemisphere UTLS. By T. Keber et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Dehydration and low ozone in the tropopause layer over the Asian monsoon caused by tropical cyclones: Lagrangian transport calculations using ERA-Interim and ERA5 reanalysis data. By D. Li et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.