SPARC Science update: 25 August – 31 August

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


Projecting ozone hole recovery using an ensemble of chemistry–climate models weighted by model performance and independence. By M. Amos et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Historical total ozone radiative forcing derived from CMIP6 simulations. By R. Bieltvedt Skeie et al. in npj Climate and Atmospheric Science.

Airborne measurements and large-eddy simulations of small-scale gravity waves at the tropopause inversion layer over Scandinavia. By S. Gisinger, J. Wagner, and B. Witschas in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

How can we improve the driving of the Quasi‐Biennial Oscillation in climate models? By A. Hertzog in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Decline in Temperature Variability on Svalbard. By  S. Hølleland and H.A. Karlsen in the Journal of the Climate.

Tropical cyclones impact on tropopause and the lower stratosphere vapour based on satellite data. By B. Jiang et al., in the Atmospheric Science Letters.

First Direct Observational Evidence for Secondary Gravity Waves Generated by Mountain Waves over the Andes. By M. Kogure et al. in the Geophysical Research Letters.

Seasonal and Latitudinal Variability of the Gravity Wave Spectrum in the Lower Stratosphere. By E.A. Lindgren et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

The Interaction between Moist Convection and the Atmospheric Circulation in the Tropics. By L. Tomassini in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.


Discussion papers – open for comment:

Technical Note: First comparison of wind observations from ESA’s satellite mission Aeolus and ground-based Radar wind profiler network of China. By J. Guo et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Radiosounding HARMonization (RHARM): a new homogenized dataset of radiosounding temperature, humidity and wind profiles with uncertainty. By F. Madonna et al. in Earth System Science Data.