SPARC Science update: 27 November – 3 December

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

Stratospheric Connection to the Abrupt End of the 2016/2017 Iberian Drought. By B. Ayarzagüena et al. in the Geophysical Research Letters.

Intraseasonal responses of the East Asia summer rainfall to anthropogenic aerosol climate forcing. By G. Chen et al. in Climate Dynamics.

QBO influence on MJO amplitude over the Maritime Continent: Physical mechanisms and seasonality. By C.R. Densmore, E.R. Sanabia, and B.S. Barrett in the Monthly Weather Review.

The effect of a well-resolved stratosphere on East Asian winter climate. By K. Wei et al. in Climate Dynamics.


Discussion papers – open for comment:

Current rapid global temperature rise linked to falling SO2 emissions. By N.E.B. Cowern in Earth System Dynamics.

Seasonal characteristics of chemical and dynamical transports into the extratropical upper troposphere/lower stratosphere. By Y. Inai et al. in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.