SPARC Science update: 26 February – 4 March

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


Highlight articles (office choice):

Climate research for the twenty-first century. By B. Wake in Nature Climate Change.
(An interview with Jamie Watts on the work of the WCRP)

Overview paper: New insights into aerosol and climate in the Arctic. By J.P.D. Abbatt et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Three Decades of Atmospheric Optics Research in Camagüey, Cuba. By J.C. Antuña-Marrero, A. Rodriguez-Vega, and A. Robock in Earth & Space Science News (EOS).

Global assimilation of Loon stratospheric balloon observations. By L. Coy et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Jet-precipitation relation and future change of mei-yu / baiu rainband and subtropical jet in CMIP5 coupled GCM simulations. By T. Horinouchi et al. in the Journal of the Climate.

Implication of tropical lower stratospheric cooling in recent trends in tropical circulation and deep convective activity. By K. Kodera et al. in Atmospheric Chemisry and Physics.

Celebrating the anniversary of three key events in climate change science. By B.D. Santer et al. in Nature Climate Change.

Homogenization of daily temperature series in the European Climate Assessment & Dataset. By A.A. Squintu et al. in the International Journal of Climatology.


Discussion papers – open for comment:

The impact of increases in South Asian anthropogenic emissions of SO2 on sulfate loading in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere during the monsoon season and the associated radiative impact. By S. Fadnavis et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.