SPARC Science update: 27 August –2 September

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


Six New Satellites Watch the Atmosphere over Earth’s Equator. News report by by R. Anthes and W. Schreiner in Earth & Space Science News (EOS).

Atmospheric observations made at Oliktok Point, Alaska, as part of the Profiling at Oliktok Point to Enhance YOPP Experiments (POPEYE) campaign. By G. de Boer et al. in Earth System Science Data.

On the Cooling-to-Space Approximation. By N. Jeevanjee and S. Fueglistaler in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences.

POLSTRACC: Airborne experiment for studying the Polar Stratosphere in a Changing Climate with the high-altitude long-range research aircraft HALO. By H. Oelhaf et al. in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

A Systematic Approach to Assessing the Sources and Global Impacts of Errors in Climate Models. By S.D. Schubert et al. in the Journal of the Climate.

Changes in winter stationary wave activity during weak mid‐latitude and Arctic thermal contrast period. S. Wang et al. in the International Journal of Climatology.

Large Amplitude Quasi‐10‐day Waves in the Middle Atmosphere during Final Warmings. By Y. Yamazaki and V. Matthias in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.


Discussion papers – open for comments:

Modeling Trans-Pacific Transport and Stratospheric Intrusion of Tropospheric Ozone using Hemispheric CMAQ during April 2010: Part 2. Examination of Emission Impacts based on the Higher-order Decoupled Direct Method. By S. Itahashi et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.