SPARC Science update: 25 June –1 July

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


On the Sensitivity of Convectively Coupled Equatorial Waves to the Quasi Biennial Oscillation. By S. Abhik, H.H. Hendon, and M.C. Wheeler in the Journal of the Climate.

Geographical distribution of thermometers gives the appearance of lower historical global warming. By R.E. Benestad et al. in the Geophysical Research Letters.

Interannual Relationship between the Boreal Spring Arctic Oscillation and the Northern Hemisphere Hadley Circulation Extent. By D. Hu et al. in the Journal of the Climate.

Tropospheric mixing and parametrization of unresolved convective updrafts as implemented in the Chemical Lagrangian Model of the Stratosphere (CLaMS v2.0). By P. Konopka et al. in Geoscientific Model Development.

Disconnect Between Hadley Cell and Subtropical Jet Variability and Response to Increased CO2. By M.E. Menzel, D. Waugh, and K. Grise in the Geophysical research Letters.

Multi‐century trends to wetter winters and drier summers in the England and Wales precipitation series explained by observational and sampling bias in early records. By C. Murphy et al. in the International Journal of Climatology.

Separating and quantifying the distinct impacts of El Niño and sudden stratospheric warmings on North Atlantic and Eurasian wintertime climate. By J. Oehrlein, G. Chiodo, and L.M. Polvani in the Atmospheric Science Letters.

Deriving tropospheric ozone from assimilated profiles. By J.C.A. van Peet and R.J. van der A in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Diagnosing observed stratospheric water vapor relationships to the cold point tropical tropopause. By W. Randel and M. Park in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.


Discussion papers – open for comment:

Future trends in stratosphere-to-troposphere transport in CCMI models. By M. Abalos et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Technical note: Reanalysis of Aura MLS Chemical Observations. By Q. Errera et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.