SPARC Science update: 26 March – 1 April

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


Stratospheric water vapor: an important climate feedback. By A. Banerjee et al. in Climate Dynamics.

Comparison of methods for extracting annual cycle with changing amplitude in climate series. By Q. Deng and Z. Fu in Climate Dynamics.

Atmospheric structures in the troposphere as revealed by high-resolution backscatter images from MU radar operating in range-imaging mode. By L. Kantha et al. in Progress in Earth and Planetary Science.

Prescribing Zonally‐Asymmetric Ozone Climatologies in Climate models: Performance compared to a Chemistry‐Climate Model. By C.D. Rae et al. in the Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems.

Upper tropospheric ozone transport from the sub-tropics to tropics over the Indian region during Asian summer monsoon. By S. Shankar Das, et al. in Climate Dynamics.

Prediction of Northern Hemisphere regional surface temperatures using stratospheric ozone information. By K.A. Stone et al. in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

The operational global four‐dimensional variational data assimilation system at the China Meteorological Administration. By L. Zhang et al. in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society.


Discussion papers – open for comment:

Transport of the 2017 Canadian wildfire plume to the tropics and global stratosphere via the Asian monsoon circulation. By C. Kloss et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

Inter-model comparison of global hydroxyl radical (OH) distributions and their impact on atmospheric methane over the 2000–2016 period. By Y. Zhao et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.