SPARC Science update: 25 October – 31 October

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

Near Global Distributions of Overshooting Tops Derived from Terra and Aqua MODIS Observations. By Y. Hong et al. in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques.

Modelling SO2 conversion into sulfates in the mid-troposphere with a 3D chemistry transport model: the case of Mount Etna’s eruption on 12 April 2012. By M. Lachatre et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Calibration and Uncertainty Quantification of a Gravity Wave Parameterization: A Case Study of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation in an Intermediate Complexity Climate Model. By L.A. Mansfield and A. Sheshadri in the Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems.

Tracking water in the Tongan volcano’s massive eruption plume. By S. Stanley in EOS.

Faster Tropical Upper Stratospheric Upwelling Drives Changes in Ozone Chemistry. By S.E. Strahan et al. in the Geophysical Research Letters.

Global tropospheric ozone trends, attributions, and radiative impacts in 1995–2017: an integrated analysis using aircraft (IAGOS) observations, ozonesonde, and multi-decadal chemical model simulations. By H. Wang et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Discussion papers – open for comment:

SO2 enhances aerosol formation from anthropogenic volatile organic compound ozonolysis by producing sulfur-containing compounds. By Z. Yang et al. in the EGUsphere.